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Trust and Believe

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.” Philippians 4:6 (TLB)

During devotions this morning, I had fond memories (okay, maybe not so fond) of putting together Belinda’s first Barbie car.  No not the battery operated kind, the one she had to pedal.  It was a gift from two very good friends for her but none of us saw the “some assembly required” message on the box.  To say the least it was a interesting night.  Her first and LAST “some assembly required” toy.

I never really thought about “some assembly required” when I think about other things in life.

It’s not the most welcome sentence, but it’s an honest one. Marriage licenses should include those words, in large print. Job contracts should state them in bold letters. Babies should exit the womb with a toe tag: “Some assembly required.”

Life is a gift, albeit disassembled. It comes in pieces and sometimes falls to pieces. Part A doesn’t always fit Part B. The struggle seems large and inevitably, something is missing.

During times like this, do you ALWAYS respond in prayer?  Really, is that the truth?  I wish that I could say that I do but the truth is I don’t.  Yes, in a crisis, I always come to God in prayer.  That is a given, right?

It is easy to worry.  It’s easy to try and fix the problem ourselves.  It is easy to look outside ourselves for answers.  The truth is that God has all of the answers for us.  We may not want them.  We may not like them.  We may even try to negotiate the answer to one that we like better.

Hubby said it best to me the other day, “just have a conversation with God”.  WOW!  I tend to make things so complex.  It is just that simple.  Share with him what is in my heart and ask for his help.  Okay, the next step is the hardest one for me – LISTEN AND WAIT for his response.

Today, I am turning my problems over and leaving them there.  I am going to WAIT and LISTEN for God’s answers.  The concerns that I have today are out of my hands, the plan has been written and I need to lean on my faith to get me through.

What about you?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

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