"I Trust You"

Read Psalm 29: 1-11

"Look at the birds! They don't worry about what to eat - they don't need to sow or reap or store up food - for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Matthew 6: 26 (TLB)

Ashley Swartzentruber is from Ontario, Canada. When her concussion symptoms dragged on. she wasn't able to care for her young son or maintain a conversation with her husband for quite some time. Ashley felt useless around the house; she couldn't go to church; she wasn't able to read her Bible. Even praying was difficult. Although God surrounded her with many wonderful people who helped immensely during this time, Ashley still felt cut off from the world and very much alone.

Ashley will never forget one beautiful spring day when she was sitting on a rock at the back of their property. Suddenly she could feel God all around her - in the warmth of the sunshine, in the gentle breeze, and through the singing of the birds. When she heard them, the verse above came to her. It seemed as if God were saying, "Give up all your fears, tears, and anxieties and just trust me." It still took another three months before Ashley could read her Bible or have a somewhat normal conversation. But every time she broke down crying or felt as if she couldn't handle the stress any more, she would stop herself and say aloud, "I trust you, God!"

Life has many battles, some larger than others, but God is with us. We can acknowledge that God's ways are greater than ours. Surrendering our lives to the Lord our God, we can say, "I trust you!"

Prayer: Dear God, forgive us when we try to do it all on our own. Help us to turn to you for guidance, wisdom, and strength, in Jesus' name, amen.

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