In reading part of Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem tonight, one thing in particular struck me pretty hard:
“We cannot study this subject (referring to the living God) dispassionately! We must love all that God is, all that he says and all that he does.” Deuteronomy 6:5
Y’all, loving who God is is pretty easy, loving all God says is pretty difficult because of our sin nature & loving all He does can be very hard because of our lack of understanding God to the fullest, because we are finite & He is infinite! But that does not change the fact that we still must love all of who God is & trust Him in all things!
What are some ways you do not fully trust God as a believer in Christ? I will be searching my heart and working on any area I am struggling with, will you join me? Will you trust God with everything? Finances? Health? Future decisions? Your kids? Your lost family and friends? I can say that from the moment I actively chose to trust God with Jeff’s cancer was one of the most freeing moments of my life. Don’t let fear of the unknown and the chains of control keep you from living a passionate life for Christ!!
Let Go & Let God!
I will continue on with more of my journey with Jeff’s cancer another time, but tonight I wanted to take a moment and just talk about my day. It is no surprise to me that as things have gone so well and I have seen blessings galore that Satan would try to spoil that. 1 Peter 5:7-9 says “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
Now I know that my current trials and sufferings are nowhere near like those who are being persecuted for their faith, but I know that what I am doing ticks the devil off and it can be exhausting when he throws things at you that you least expect. While today was rough physically and emotionally, I will “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). After calling my mom and talking with her about the rough day I had, I began to just speak out the truths like “the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love,” (Psalm 33:18) and it was no surprise that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) is exactly what overtook my spirit tonight (this has been our family’s verse through Jeff’s cancer battle by the way).
So if you’re struggling tonight and wondering why trials are happening, hang in there! Search for the peace that can only come through the Holy Spirit! Speak truth into the situation! Lean into the Lord! Crawl up into the Heavenly Father’s lap tonight, that’s exactly what I will be doing! And if you don’t know Jesus, if He hasn’t saved you from your sin, please reach out to me! Let’s talk! I would love to share the hope and faith I have in Jesus with you!
That is all for the night, I’m going to wind down and let the Lord speak to me as I (hopefully) get some good rest to tackle the day tomorrow!!