Posted by Emily Day | Love, The Goodness Of God

Hi guys,

I have not been very good on the posting side of things have I? There is no excuse to give you, other than being lazy and not being bothered.

Well, now that I am back, I would like to share about what God has been challenging me on lately: trusting Him.

As you may  (or may not) know, I have a job as a live-in animal carer at a local boarding kennel. I love all the dogs (and cats) that I care for, and my employers are wonderful people. In short, it would seem the perfect position.

However, God has recently been telling me, “Trust me and jump.”

Now before you question my mental health too much, let me elaborate.

Those words came with a mental image. Imagine for a moment, a deep, murky lake. My Father is in the water, arms out, saying “Trust me and jump.” I am the little girl, standing on the dock, scared of the water. “Trust me and jump.”

For a while I was too scared, trying to find a ‘safer’ option. Yet, a wild – and a trusting – idea starting to form. It wasn’t until my wonderful mother asked me why I was scared to trust my Father – a child has absolute trust in there earthly father, so why can’t I trust my Heavenly Father?

Those words tore away at all the fear I had been listening to, and it was replaced with peace. So, I took that jump.

I quit my job.

Or, more accurately, I gave notice.

So here I am, no job lined up, and no idea where I will be living after the 24th of February.

And yet, the peace I have is amazing. I know that my Father has got me safe in His arms, and His plans for me are amazing. It says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

(On a side note, read verses 12-14 as well.)

Whenever fear and anxiety starts creeping back in, I ask God for peace, and He gives it to me.The fear and anxiety goes fleeing again.

Why am I sharing this?

Sometimes, we need to hear someone else’s story to find to the courage to take that step of faith. Sometimes we need to hear what someone else has to say (like I did), to encourage us and remind us that God is in control no matter what our circumstances are. His plans are always best.

If you are going through a season where you have to trust God, know this: Jesus has got you. He’s got this. You will get to the other side a stronger and better person with a deeper relationship with Him.

I am not saying it will be easy. It never is. But it is worth it.

 

God bless.

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