Monday, September 15, 2008

Psalm 125:1-2

“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountain surrounded Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people”

Trust…..Trust? What does that even mean? To my family, I trust that they will always love me. For my friends, I trust they will always listen. For my pet I trust she will always be at the door waiting for me. I trust that the sun will rise every morning and set every night. I trust that September comes after August and April before May. But why do I trust these things? Do I all of a sudden start trusting them? The pattern of certainty provides credibility to the things listed above.
So why is it so hard for me to trust the Lord? I know I’m not the only one. “Trust the Lord”…Sounds easy enough. Not just believe in the Lord, TRUST Him with my LIFE! Giving full control, letting go, handing over the wheel. It’s Scary! I think its because the Lord is not tangible. Its something you have to feel. I can trust the Sun to rise and set because for 22 years I have proof that every day it rises and sets.

“But how do I know that’s my plan?” “But does He even know what I want?”
These sound so selfish.

I have my whole life ahead of me and many people my age are also trying to plan out what comes next. So how can I trust something I cannot see and sometimes not feel with the rest of my life?

After reading that verse I have never felt more secure. At dinner today I stared out the window into the beauty which I am completely engulfed in. The beauty of God’s mountains, steadfast and strong, but also the trust suddenly made tangible. Through this verse I feel at peace with my future and can now begin to hand over my reigns, because honestly trying to control them is quite exhausting.
I know there will be hard times and good, but I know in the end with the presence of trust, its going to be GREAT!
It’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride called my life.

1 comment:

JP said...

Lily!!

don't worry, everyone is going a little crazy due to the general lack of direction that is our life right now. miss you