“The Lord hath sent strength for thee.”  Psalm 68:28

These past few weeks have been hard to get through.  There are a lot of changes and nothing seems to be controllable.  On top of this, the weather turned into summer heat almost over night.  Not to sound like I am complaining, but some super strength would be appreciated, Lord.  Then He sends me this:

from Jesus Calling June 27=

“Rest with Me a while. You have journeyed up a steep, rugged path in recent days.  The way ahead is shrouded in uncertainty.  Look neither behind you nor before you.  Instead, focus your attention on Me, your constant Companion.  Trust that I will equip you fully for whatever awaits you on your journey.

I designed time to be a protection for you.  You couldn’t bear to see all your life at once. Though I am unlimited by time, it is in the present moment that I meet you.  Refresh yourself in My company, breathing deep draughts of My Presence.  The highest level on trust is to enjoy Me moment by moment. I am with you, watching over you wherever you go.”

Some days it appears trusting in someone or something outside of ourselves is not reliable or very smart.  It is easy to conclude that no one has our best interest more than ourself.  But then reality hits us and sometimes hits very hard—we do not and can not control much of this world.  Placing life’s problems and struggles before the Lord to deal with is one of the hardest and yet smartest things a human can do.  Trusting Him to handle the direction you go is so counter to the lessons we are taught.  The independent nature is encouraged to flourish and yet with the Lord who want us to lean on Him, it really rocks the boat and can sink it before we let go of the steering of our life.   So thank you for these words of encouragement, Lord, and I want to get back to you about the ” not bearing to see all my life at once” thing You mention. . .

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