Monday, November 1, 2010

Simply Trusting

I attended the Women of Faith conference in Seattle over the weekend.  Sheila Walsh, who has walked through deep waters that are teaching her to trust God, shared three questions that she asks herself to determine whether or not she is fully trusting Him.

1. Do you ever feel a need to control what's going on around you?
2. When something unexpected happens, are you more filled with fear and anxiety or a quiet confidence?
3. Do you ever feel slightly disconnected to God and those close to you?

Sheila's message of trust was straight from her heart.  She told of a man who came into her room when she was in a psychiatric hospital in the pit of her life.  She identified him as an angel.  Walking up to her, he handed her a small stuffed lamb and said, "The Shepherd knows where you are."

"The greatest gift we can give God is to trust Him," Sheila told us.  "Trust is how we show Him our love...All your stuff is covered by Him...It's not your job to get yourself all the way home; it's the Shepherd's job...Listen for His voice...One of these days He'll have taken you all the way Home."

Simply trusting every day,
Trusting through a stormy way;
Even when my faith is small,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.
Trusting as the moments fly
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate'er befall,
Trusting Jesus -- that is all.
Edgar P. Stites

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3)

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