I’ve had so many thoughts swirling through my mind this week; so many questions to ask. And surprisingly enough (even though it shouldn’t be surprising at all), answers have started flowing. Like so many that I can’t keep track of it all. I keep emailing myself reminders and thoughts that I need to keep somewhere, and I’ve pinned this and that with hopes of finding it again. Yet really, I just needed it all tattooed on my heart.
Yet when I get my brain to settle down, I just keep going back to Jesus. How sweet is He?! I don’t me like sickly, sugary sweet. I mean sweet as in good, as in so timely, so all encompassingly wonderful in every way. Every time my mind starts to worry about this or that, and what if we do this, and that happens? Or how will this affect my kids? How will we ever accomplish that? My heart just stops and says, “look at Him” and don’t worry. Just trust Him. Trust Him to lead you day by day, step by step. Fellowship with Him, walk with Him, and take every moment to grow with Him. That’s the key; that is what matters most. The rest will just fall into place. Just trust Him; He is so good. He loves us so much. He loves my children beyond what my mother’s heart could ever know. He has them. He is good.
The words of this song are over a hundred years old, but they keep playing in my heart as I soak in the truth of them:
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
and to take him at his word;
just to rest upon his promise,
and to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!
Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
just from sin and self to cease;
just from Jesus simply taking
life and rest, and joy and peace.
I’m so glad I learned to trust thee,
precious Jesus, Savior, friend;
and I know that thou art with me,
wilt be with me to the end.