Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
WHY GOD? WHY MY HUSBAND? WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO OUR FAMILY? I THOUGHT YOU LOVED US GOD AND YOU LET THIS HAPPEN? QUESTION AFTER QUESTION WOULD POPPED INTO MY HEAD.......
My soul cried out to God for help. I don't understand and I need too. I was taught if you had a question, ask it. I read Proverbs 3:5 over and over. "Trust in the lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding". Don't get me wrong, I didn't understand the why of Terry falling and loosing his job. I didn't understanding how God could work this situation out. Yet, people pointed out that he was alive. He would get better but it would take time. This was true and I had to focus on that.
When something hard happens to you or your family/friend, your mind might go to "WHY GOD". Well it's not 1985 anymore and it is 2019 which is 34 years ago. I have grown by faith, trust in the Lord and the hope which begins in a new day. The why of it all, didn't change a thing if I knew. The how do we get through this, mattered the most. One step at time, day by day and how could we make life better. Working toward a daily life, instead of why.
Romans 15:13 New International Version (NIV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In 1985 I wasn't the same person I am today. I have learned to trust in the Lord, hope in a new day and share the real trust on this blog. I was scared and I cried because I could not see a plan of this accident. I couldn't see how the our happy family was now hit with despair. Our kids were 5 years old and two years old. So much change within a household with a new days. It was hard and I look back today and see how God took care of us. Days we wondered about money, food and what was next, but we made it. We had a choice to stand still in God and trust him. We prayed everyday for help and day by day, God answered that prayer. Maybe not the way we thought or ever wanted, but we were well taken care of by God.
THE TRUST IS THIS ~
We all go through hard things. It is just each of our hard things are different. It is because we were never meant to be the same person. God made us unique and full of his grace plus mercy. He opens doors of understanding on somethings as well. Today, I look back again to see God handling our lives in our younger years. Our kids are adults now, with their own kids. Teaching an learning daily to keep holding onto God. He is able to handle your now just fine. Turning your mind set to this:
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. God is a true miracle worker through ALL situations of life. Hold on and live day by day but plan for tomorrow. Take moments and cherish them. Make the most of everyday of life. Share positive thoughts and actions to others plus yourself.