I Trust You Jesus

by montejosmemorials on February 1, 2013

Panajachel, Guatemala – Lake Atitlan with volcano in the background

For Christmas this past year I was given a devotional book called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. God knew how timely this book would be for our family when it was bought for us.

One of the first few devotions said, “I want you to learn a new habit. Try saying ‘I trust you Jesus,’ in response to whatever happens to you.” It went on to say that this practice will help us to see Jesus in every situation, recognizing his sovereignty, that practicing this assertion of trusting will strengthen our relationship with Jesus and keep us close to him.

I practiced this as we prepared for our trip to Guatemala. We had numerous things pass by us that I believe were attacks of the enemy, but I kept saying, “I trust you Jesus” and His faithfulness kept showing through.

Before we got on the plane to leave for Guatemala, I quickly read through the devotion for that day. This is how it began. “Every time you affirm your trust in me, you put a coin into My treasury. Thus you build up equity in preparation for days of trouble. I keep safely in My heart all trust invested in Me, with interest compounded continuously. The more you trust me, the more I empower you to do so.”

Wow! It was like God was whispering softly to me that I had been empowered by Him. Suddenly all of the stress, fears, and uncertainties of all the preparations melted into this calm assurance that He was in control and had been through every step we had walked and would walk. Why had I even doubted?

From the moment we drove out of our driveway, where we heard this horrible noise that turned out to be something stuck to our tire, to these last few days at home, where we are having the opportunity to contemplate the things God allowed us to be a part of, we have seen how God really did prepare and empower us.

Can’t wait to see what is next!

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