Last week Kerrigan talked a little bit about trusting God through the uncertainties in our lives, and through times that just seem overwhelming. It was perfect timing for me because we (my husband and I) are at a point right now where we are having to fully trust God with our (near) future. We are walking together through a time where a big part of our life is “unknown,” and my goodness is it scary. My focus has had to be on believing, resting and trusting in what God has in store for our lives, no matter the plans that we may have. Let’s be honest for a second though, and admit that it is so much easier said than done.
I feel like when you are going through times of trouble or uncertainty, the first thing people tend to say is, “everything happens for a reason.” Although I do truly believe that everything does happen for a reason, I think that we often times overlook the true meaning of that statement. The bible says in Romans 8:28 that “In all things, God works for the good of those who love him…” Yes, things do happen for a reason, and that reason is to fulfil the (good) plans that God has for you. We must remember that no matter our plans or desires, God may have something totally different in store. You see, I know this, but do I truly live my life as though I believe this? I have to be honest with myself and say a big fat NO. I know that God’s plans are good. As long as I have ever known Him, the Lord has had even better plans than I could have ever planned out for myself. But, I struggle to live my life as though I have no doubt in my mind that God’s plans are perfect. I think that is what a lot of us struggle with. We say we believe and we trust, but our hearts are still unsettled. We don’t truly believe it. In order to really believe and see what God is doing in us though, we must put our full trust in Him and know His promises.
My husband Tress, is the punter for the Washington Redskins, and we are awaiting to see what next year looks like. His contract is up this season, and there are a few different things that can happen between now and March 2016.:
1) They will offer another contract or contract extension, and we will stay right where we are (our hearts desire),
2) He can get traded to another team, and we will be leaving new friends and moving to another state,
3) He can be cut from the team and we will be moving back “home”—wherever that may be.
Two weeks ago I got offered my absolute dream job. The place that I felt called to, and the reason I began my nursing journey in the first place. I got a job as a pediatric oncology nurse at a huge hospital here in Virginia. I couldn’t be more excited, and thankful for this journey! With all that to say, being completely open and honest with y’all, I am scared to death! I am scared that I worked this hard, I finally get my dream job, and we have to move somewhere else. The more I think about it, the more it scares me, but I have to remind myself that God is so good, and he has NEVER failed me.
There is so much to think about during this time. There are so many things that can happen, and such a big time frame in which it can happen. I try and act calm, I try to play it off like I am not worried, but deep down there are times I freak out. Unfortunately, there is not a thing we can do about it (which makes it so much harder), but what we can do is let go and let God work.
Brianna, LET GO! I can feel God’s presence, and I can hear His voice so clearly telling me to let go of my worries, my anxieties, my insecurities, and turn it over to the One who knows me and has great plans for me. The second I turn all these things to the Lord is the moment I feel a huge weight lifted off my chest, and it’s the moment when I feel God work the most in my heart. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are so many times where I get right back to those feelings--because that is what the devil does-- but I know that my God never fails me. I am growing, and each day I learn more about God’s faithfulness in my life. The more I put my trust in Him, the more I am amazed that He really does have everything worked out perfectly.
Y’all, I have no clue what you need to let go of. I have no clue the things that you may be struggling to turn over to God. The one thing I do know is that God loves you so much, and God works for the good of those who love Him. He is dying to take your worries and your problems, and turn them into blessings. He wants you to lay all those things down at His feet, and trust Him to work them out. There is someone who is struggling to trust God with the uncertainties that are going on in their life right now, just like me, but I pray that you would give it to the Lord and trust that He already has it worked out. The battle was already won at the cross. Guys…
Let go of it all and let God do the rest!
I pray that you are reminded of God’s truth and promises. I pray that you would put your trust in Him. If there is anything we can pray for you/with you about, please comment below. Remember, we are all human, and we all struggle with similar things. We are here to be real with our own sinfulness, show you God’s love and truth through it, and love you like crazy!