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Trusting God: 2016 Lesson #1

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I crossed into the New Year with the word TRUST echoing in my heart. Trust is the one word I’ve chosen to marinate in my mind for the next year.  

I also crossed into the New Year with an unnamed invisible pain.  During the past four weeks, I have passed various different medical tests. It’s the only time in my life I’ve passed a test without studying. All joking aside, I am thankful Multiple Sclerosis has been ruled out. 

Days prior to my MRI a friend phoned.  I told her I was looking forward to the MRI and anxious for the results.  She responded, “April, you are putting a lot of trust in the test results. What will happen if these tests come back normal like the others? What are you putting your trust in the MRI or the Lord?”

Her question was an arrow that pierced my soul.

“The Lord of course.” I scoffed. But as she prayed for me, I knew that was not true. I had trusted the Lord with my lips, but not in with heart. I prayed:

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“Forgive me Lord for not truly trusting in You. Forgive me for putting more trust in the doctors and tests than in You. Lord, I TRUST You and You alone. Amen.”

It’s only two weeks into January and God has already assigned my first lesson in trust. Will I trust Him or the test results?

 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord Our God.” (Psalm 20:7, ESV)

I don’t think God would mind if I modernized this verse to my specific circumstance.

“Some trust in doctors and test results, but I trust in the name of the Lord My God.” (Psalm 20:7, my 2016 version)

Question: Will I trust Him or the test results?

Answer: Lord, I trust you.

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Has there been a time where you found yourself trusting in someone or something other than The Lord?

Please share.

His stubborn child,


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