Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Where Can You Turn?

Life can be tough, causing you to feel a range of emotions.  Many times the trial or situation is so bad, that the reality of a brighter future seems non-existent.  There are other times when decisions need to be made and the anxiety of making the right choice becomes overwhelming.  What does the future hold for me?  Where am I headed in life? Am I making the right decision?  These and many other questions plague the minds of people daily, and if we are not careful, fear of the unknown can mentally consume us.  Where do you turn when you need direction?  Who can you trust in times of uncertainty?

The psalmist experienced fear of his enemies, but his peace came when he made this acknowledgement, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”  Although it seemed as if his persecution would never end, he found comfort in placing His trust in God.  What did he trust God to do?  He trusted God to remove his fear.  He trusted God to give him peace.  He trusted his entire life in the hands of God, knowing that no matter what was going on, God would deliver him.  Where can you turn?

God never promised life would be easy, but throughout history He has shown Himself to be trustworthy.  It is very easy for us to become wrapped up in our circumstances while being blind to God’s outstretched arms, open to receive whatever burdens us.  Place your trust in 
God for everything.  There is never anything too small or large for God, and as soon as we realize He welcomes us to trust Him with all things, life can be peaceful.  You should never worry all night, if you have trusted the Lord.  You should never be afraid, if you trusted God.  You never need to wonder where you can turn, turn to God and place your trust in Him.   
Scriptural Challenge: Take this moment to think of at least one thing, recently, you have not trusted God with, and give it to Him through prayer right now. 

Written by Shad Comeaux

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