It's Word Filled Wednesday's again! Today I would like to focus on the amazing peace and quietness that our soul can be filled with by trusting fully on God!
I'm sure I'm not alone in this but often times we can get comfortable in our faith. We can be so comfortable in our faith that we can say we trust God and even trust Him completely even through a trial... until a trial comes that is and we REALLY have to trust Him! Well that's where I have been the past week. There has been trial after trial and not just tiny ones like losing car keys or spilled milk! But God has been amazingly faithful in putting certain individuals around me to remind me that He is in control and that my actions speak louder than words. I learned that through my actions last week, which I can now admit were NOT God honoring, were a result of not trusting in God. By not trusting in the Lord what I was really saying, God is not a good God, He doesn't love me, and He's not a merciful enough or powerful enough God to give me the grace to get through this.
As you can see my pastor's wife did not sugar coat things when she was counseling me on this. Thank you so much for being straight forward Janet! So once she got this into my thick skull, I realized how prideful and sinful I was being and repented.
As I was seated in court Monday (sorry, I shouldn't discuss details) I could honestly believe and live Phil 4:7. Thank you Jesus!
It was just one of the greatest feelings in the world to sit there and honestly and truly be at peace with whatever the judge through our way. The hardest part was knowing our innocence and knowing that even with that truth she may not let things fall in our favor despite our innocence. Trusting God was crucial through this and knowing that whatever the judge's decision was was what God was allowing and would use it. The peace in my heart that I felt was like receiving a BIG HUG from the Lord himself.
I feel like my trust in Him was good but now it's more than I could ever have imagined.
I pray that everyone can and will know this kind of peace, it's amazing!
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