Sunday, February 26, 2012


"I  am leading you, step by step, through your life.  Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day.  Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy ~ even precarious.  That is how it should be.  Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things.  when you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine.  This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion:  doubting My promises to care for you.
"Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me.  I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that.  Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go."
~ Sarah Young ~
'Jesus Calling ~ Enjoying Peace in His Presence'

     On Friday I got an email from someone I know through work.  Steff emailed me to thank me for my blog and how much my words had encouraged her at times.  She noticed we had the same book by Sarah Young ~ the one my aunt sent me ~ and commented that she and her husband recently had a medical scare on the 6th and 7th that changed their lives.  Especially after she was able to go back and read the pages for those two days once the crisis had been averted.

     I confess that I've not been as faithful in my reading lately.  I wake up tired from worry and restless sleeping.  The book has traveled from my bedside to the desk where I used it when I wrote a post about it just a few days before Steff's husband became ill.

     But today it will move back again in reach, to where I can read it each morning.  Because the message today is what I needed to hear.  Just as the one on the 4th was for me.  Just as the ones on the 6th and 7th were for Steff and her husband.

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with My loving eye on you.
~ Psalm 32:8 NIV ~

Doubt not.
Worry not.
Fear not.


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