Stepping Out

I can’t even begin to attempt to understand the mystery of God.  He has plans for me, knows my needs before I know them, and has all of the answers before I even ask.  Isaiah 55:8 says “”For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord”.  According to this verse, I don’t even think that I could come anywhere near to understanding the “why’s” and “what’s” of the Lord’s plans for me.  After a mentally and emotionally tough weekend I have learned one thing, that I have to trust him wholly and completely.  In my current situation I am desperately clinging to Him and having a complete blind faith because I am stepping out on a new adventure that is a little scary for me.  This isn’t scary because it’s new; it’s scary because people are involved, people who have emotions and thoughts and my decision could affect these people.  For three days, I prayed and scoured scripture before I made my decision and there were two verses that stuck out for me and gave me peace and reassurance: Jeremiah 29:11 and Psalms 119:32.  In my last post I mentioned being scared of several things.  One of my fears was to run harder and longer.  In the past few days, I have pushed myself to run harder than I have before and the same thoughts kept rolling through my mind, “take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger”.  These are lyrics from the beautiful worship song Oceans by Hillsong United.   I trusted that God would give me the strength to push myself harder during my run and in that small, menial part of my life, it would cause me to trust Him in bigger things.  When I finished my run, I realized if God could give me enough strength to get over a tiny fear of running harder, why would He not give me the strength to begin something new in my life?  The answer is obvious. He will give me the strength to do this and He’ll be there every step of the way guiding me and leading me.  I trusted that God would take me places I would never think to go and in this, my faith would increase because I would have no other choice but to have faith and to trust.

 

One response to “Stepping Out”

  1. AMEN! Awesome post. God is so amazing. He truly will never leave us nor forsake us.

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