Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trust the Pattern

"When the trials of life unravel the fabric of our plans.  When we face the deep confusion of painful circumstance.  When our feeble strength is broken, and we stand with empty hands.  That's when the Father whispers 'Trust the patter I have planned'."  ~ Lyrics from the song, "The Weaver"

Trust the Lord in good times and in bad. He is in control. He has a plan for your life “to prosper you not to harm you to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Every child of God is aware of these truths, but it is not until the death of a loved one, a financial crisis, a dreaded diagnosis, a broken relationship or other trial occurs that we are tested to hold fast to these promises.

During times of trouble it is so easy to get overwhelmed by negative emotions. Anxiety and a desperate desire to get out of your dire situation makes it difficult to walk by faith. It is hard to see what God is doing in and through you and to be patient while He works, when all you want is for your life to be fixed...NOW – that is, to be restored to what you perceive as “normal”.

However, you should not allow your emotions, which can be unreliable during difficult circumstances, to paralyze your faith, your thoughts or your prayers. You must be willing to say to God, “Your will be done”.(Matthew 26:42) God is good, and everything He does is good. It may seem simplistic, but faith in the Lord does not need to be complicated. Life gets complicated when you trust in anything other than God. Trust Him while He works a beautiful pattern of righteousness in your life!

"But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.  He will be like a tree planted by water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."  Jeremiah 17:7-8

Loni is our hostess this week at http://writingcanvas.wordpress.com/.

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