Thursday, May 30, 2013

Trust

“In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.” Psalm 22:4-5

What am I trusting?  Each and every day as I live life, what is my constant?  Some days it is quite evident, other days not so.  As I have read through this book Stressed-less Living by Tracie Miles, I have found myself less stressed.  Is it because of this book I am reading or it is because of the commitment I am making to God?

I would venture, the commitment is the answer.  Too often I allow myself to get caught up in the busy-ness of life and fail to acknowledge HIM and all HE is to me.  I fail to daily feed on HIS word and talk with HIM.  The further I stray, the more stressed I become as I pull further away from the source of my peace and joy.

Has my life changed in the past eight weeks?  Same marriage, same family, same job, same address...life has taken some turns with our children.  We watch them struggle with hard issues in life.  There is no more, no less "things" in life about which I could stress; however, with the song of HIS praises and worship playing in the background, I find myself less stressed over the seeming impossible.  I know I have a hope, I have a future in HIM.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I heard a new song at church that really spoke to my heart recently.  


Here is the Link to a YouTube video:  Passion 2013 - My Delight is in You (Christy Nockles)

Lyrics:-

My delight is in You
On Your word I set my heart
You are peace, You are calm for my restless soul
You light my way through the dark

I want to know You even more
Holiness is my desire
Purify, burn in me, come and make me clean
You refine me in Your fire

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close to Your heart
You're my life, You're my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You
My delight is in You

My delight is in You, Lord
You're the treasure I have found
You're the rock where I stand
I will not be moved
All my life is in Your hands

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close to Your heart
You're my life, You're my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You
My delight is in You

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close to Your heart
You're my life, You're my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You
My delight is in You
My delight is in You
My delight is in You

Refiner's fire
My heart's one desire is to be holy
Set apart for You, Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You my Master
Ready to do Your will

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close to Your heart
You're my life, You're my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close to Your heart
You're my life, You're my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You
My delight is in You
My delight is in You


My prayer for your life and mine is our delight will always be in HIM alone.

Awed by HIS mercy and grace,
Arla

4 comments:

Stephanie W. said...

Thanks for sharing. I completely can relate to feeling less stress since starting this study, but nothing has really changed. Except that I am spending more time with God. Who knew it was this simple?? And thanks for sharing that song. I love the words. I am going to listen to it shortly. Blessings!

Mindy Miller said...

Arla, thank you for sharing your experience! I agree that life seems just a little bit better since starting this study. I have been searching for a way to be closer to God recently and I have found that being involved with this study makes me force myself to slow down and pay attention to spending time with the Lord and studying His words. I find myself amazed sometimes how little has changed in my life these last few months yet how much more aware I am of the good instead of the bad! Thank you again for sharing with us! God bless you.

Melissa Sherlin said...

This a beautiful post, and a beautiful song! Isn't it amazing what a little change in perspective can do? :)

God bless you,
Melissa S OBS Group Leader

mommymessage said...

Thank you for sharing! I feel the same way as I am working through this study.