Thursday, July 29, 2010

Trusting His Answers

I love summertime and I love my front porch (some call it a veranda...sounds so fancy to me!!).  My family spends A LOT of time there. I keep magazines, books, candles, plants, afghans, and oh music player there. I love coming home if I'm out running errands and hearing my music playing.  In the summer, my hubby and I start most every day there with coffee and a devotional.  Lace now joins us since she is now living so close!! And Harley...oh yes, Harley is always there wanting to find the cats to play!!

Today I was alone for coffee/devotional time and I read about "trusting God's answers". This summer in particular I have been asking a lot of questions to God. (Particularly since my Dad has passed away and my mom is coping with a new life without him and living with Alzheimers.) I'm asking a lot of questions BUT then shutting up and listening for God's answer. Not the answer I expect to hear or the one I may want to hear but GOD'S ANSWER.  I've found that I have to be patient and listen....really listen.  The devotional said to "trust His wisdom, His righteousness, and His love.  Always." It is important to not have faith in prayer, but in the God who answers the prayer. It is so comforting to know that I can just turn it all over to God...I don't have to know the answer or solve it by myself.  Many times, my prayer includes something along the lines of "I have no idea what to do here, or what to say, or what to feel.....I turn it ALL over to you Lord."

My verse for today is:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5

And this is the song I'm humming today:

If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold,

And you have to get along with meager fare,

Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird;

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Leave it there, leave it there,

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out.

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,

And your soul is almost sinking in despair,

Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal;

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,

Don’t forget that God in Heaven answers prayer;

He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through.

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,

And your body bends beneath the weight of care;

He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you to the end.

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Hope you have a wonderful sunshiney happy day!!!!!!


PBKISSES said...

LOVE this post. I have come across several verses in Psalms this week that talks about the Lord being our SHIELD! I wonder how many times he shields us in answer to our "I don't know..." prayers! God bless you in your studies and in your "listening". Love you!

Down On The Farm said...

Precious post. You are a wise woman. God answers every prayer. Just not always when we want it or how we want it, but He answers. I love how you talk about trusting in God, and not our prayers. God knows all, and He knows so much more than we do! Keep on listening sister! He will speak. Sometimes in a still small voice, sometimes in a way you wouldn't even think of, but He will speak to you!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh my heart is aching for you. I pray that you will rest while you are waiting on God!
I so enjoyed this post!
Your home is lovely. I would love to sit and visit with you on your porch. Enjoy the summer while it is still here!