Little Jake looks so relaxed as he trusts his dad (my cousin Rod) to catch him. It seems like forever since I felt that way. And yet I'm learning but sometimes ever so slowly ...
I believe my faith has grown through trials.
I hear people say something like 'God doesn't give you more than you can handle.'
But the more I think about that ...I disagree.
I think God allows us to go through trials and challenges that are too much for us to handle. You see, that's when I cling to Him. He is my refuge. If I could handle it myself, why do I need God?
After a long season of challenges, I thought I had learned to trust God with everything. I look back and see how He has provided for my needs, not necessarily all my wants. He has been at work in many situations I've prayed about. I might not see all the answers yet but I have hope for tomorrow.
I long to be at a place in my faith walk when I don't slide back into fear and anxiety. But I have to admit I still have those moments.
In the next few weeks, my husband and I will be moving AGAIN.
I thought I would never leave my home that I loved but two years ago we moved. We've been living further out of town and it's a long drive to work and family responsibilities. I think this is a positive move. But it's another change.
I will have to decide what we can take with us as the place is even smaller than where we are currently living. On the bright side, it won't take me long to clean. But I still have boxes in the garage I need to sort through. This causes me anxiety.
Greg finally told me to decide what I want to take with me instead of what I have to get rid of. I think that's a good idea.
So who do I trust?
I am making a daily choice to trust my God. I believe He sees all and knows all. Nothing takes Him by surprise.
How about you? How do you deal with change? Do you ever waver into fear and anxiety?