Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your first reaction was to TOTALLY trust God? Honestly, the only way I came into our present situation trusting God was because He prepared me with a sweet moment that turned out to be a promise. In October of 2013, life was going good. We were killing our Dave Ramsey budget and paying off debts (yay!!!). So I was totally taken back when I heard God say, “Cattle on a thousand hills, Jill. Cattle on a thousand hills.” I knew exactly what He meant.
For all the animals of the forest are mine,
and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.” Psalms 50:10
He owns it all and He alone would be our provider. We were going to need to trust in Him.
A month later when we were seeing Bryce’s work slow down significantly. I was reminded of that moment in October…He owned the cattle. For the last 6 months those words have carried me.
So here we are today and I’m struggling to want to PUSH things through and make things happen. I know it’s totally me wanting to make something happen. I’m fine with that. I know my personality. I’ve chased after every job posting I can find…it’s exhausting! But you know what I haven’t done recently? Asked God what job He wanted us to pursue for Bryce.
Today I stopped for a few moments and tried to clear my head. I tried to create an open space of trust so that I could hear Him. That, today, is my act of trust because I know there is NO better place to find myself.
This is the reading today from Jesus Calling. I’m telling you that book slaps me upside the head nearly every day!
What things do you need to release to God? What fears are paralyzing you because YOU WEREN’T MEANT TO CARRY THEM?!?!
God, please show us your ways. Show us the things we need to put down. We trust you.