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{Fear} Blessed is the Man Whose Trusts is the Lord

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Laurie Coombs 4 Comments

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. – Psalm 3:5-6

I trust Jesus. Most of the time.

But if I’m going to be honest, there are times when I’m doing everything else but trusting Jesus. Every once in a while I lay awake at night for hours, wondering why I can’t go back to sleep, when a thought hits me. Maybe Jesus woke me. Maybe He has something to say.

When this happens, there are the times I simply pray and willingly say, “Speak, my Lord, I’m listening.” Yet, other times, I’m stuck with fear. What if Jesus is going to ask me to do something I don’t want to do? I anxiously ponder. I know I will do whatever He asks of me, yet at times, I fear what that might be.

I know Jesus is worthy of my trust. I know that His plan is always the best plan. I know He is for me, not against me. So, I pray, and I invite you to do the same, Lord, give me grace to trust you completely with all things. I give you my life to do with as you please….

Let us more and more hear ourselves willingly say, “Speak, my Lord, for your servant is listening!”

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

– Jeremiah 17:7-8

{Blessed is the man whose trust is the Lord.}

Can you identify? What struggles do you have in trusting Jesus?

Leave a comment!

  • Thank you for this post Laurie. I felt I was reading my own words because what you describe is exactly how I struggle. I fear and I need to trust more. Blessings.

  • Yes! I need to remember this. God is for me, not against me. I can trust Him with all my fears, all my worries, all my insecurities. Thank you for the timely post, Laurie!

    • It’s so silly how we so quickly forget! But what grace we see when we’re reminded 🙂 Love you, my friend!