Growing and Trusting

Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy… Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Psalm 86:1,4,5

Yesterday morning was beautiful in so many ways. The sun was shining, bright petunias were in bloom, the birds were chirping and soaring across the blue sky and I was outside among it all while reading my Bible. This week I am soaking in God’s blessings and His Word to fully appreciate the steadfast love of my Heavenly Father.

I must be honest, my heart is sad and I am needy for the comfort of my God because my sons are not home. Yet, I am thrilled at where they are. They are at a wonderful camp in the woods and have been serving this summer as camp counselors and now for three weeks are training to be Christian leaders. I have been praying that they learn to work hard and enjoy serving the Lord and those around them in all that they do. I am so excited for them and this opportunity of growth and blessing.

Instead of letting sadness, depression or anxiety over my sons’ well being clutch me, I am choosing to release them to God. I trust Him for their safety as well as their growth. In return, I am growing too. I am learning to surrender all and to have confidence in Who God is.

Prayer: Lord, thank you that You lift our spirit when we seek You. Thank you that we can have faith and be content at all times because of Your goodness and steadfast love. Thank you for comforting me! In Jesus’ name. Amen