risk required

“We are in one of those times in life when we have no choice but to rely on God to keep doing miracles. He hasn’t let us down yet.” I tweeted this yesterday in a moment that was just full of chaos. Or perceived chaos, at any rate. One thing that God is driving home for me right now is that trusting Him means taking the risks necessary to live the kind of story that He writes. You guys, God writes SUCH good stories. The one Aaron and I are living out right now is full of all the best kinds of plot twists and surprises. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve focused too much on the problems and have had my share of verge-of-panic moments and meltdowns in the middle of this whole thing. But for the most part I see His hand working everything together for our good and His glory. I am choosing to see the dangling loose ends as opportunities for Him to work some more miracles. I am choosing to see the massive challenges that we have ahead of us (namely, the logistics of moving 2500 miles away from all we’ve known for the past decade or so) as the moments of victory or humor that we will look back on here in a few months. Could everything go horribly wrong? Well, that depends on your definition of things going horribly wrong, I suppose. We are choosing to keep taking Spirit-led risks because following God in obedience is a) never boring and b) always worth it. So, even if things look terrible at some point, we will keep trusting Him to work it out somehow.

I’m writing all this to remind myself of this in the future in times of doubt. 🙂 Inevitably, I will have a day or two when it all just gets to be too overwhelming, and Self, you need to remember this: TRUST HIM. He is trustworthy. He isn’t holding out on you. He has your best interests at heart. Even though you may not understand why things are happening the way they are, trust Him. Even if things seem unbearable, trust Him. Trust Him and keep following in faith. Don’t give up.

See, God has come to rescue me;
I will trust in Him and not be afraid,
For the Eternal, indeed, the Eternal is my strength and my song.
My very own God has rescued me.
(Isaiah 12:2, The Voice)

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