1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Our pastor has had a major surgery and the surgery did not go as planned. We have been rocked. Our hearts weep for the family, for our pastor and for ourselves. It is hard; this time is very hard. I was numb for about three days after hearing the news; kinda lived life in a daze.
We as a congregation and church family have been lifting our pastor and his family in prayer almost continuously. We are united in prayer and love for pastor and family.
In this walk of faith, I am learning the practice of trust. It is not enough to seek the Lord and pray. A gigantic piece of the puzzle of life is to TRUST. When I trust, my prayers are more free, my ears hear more clearly the voice of our Lord, my heart is more attuned to His Spirit, my eyes look outward instead of inward. I am beginning to see that healing is released in the atmosphere of trust.
I gladly accept the shelter of the Most High and am thankful for the rest He provides. BUT that is not the end of the story. In the fortress that God has provided for me, I will TRUST. It is not enough that I am safe and sheltered, God’s power must be released to move and act and for that to happen I must trust and let go of fear, anxiety, helplessness, doubt, control, sadness….etc.
Trust, it releases God’s power. Trust, it brings freedom. Trust, it brings healing. Trust.
With a Grateful Heart,