I want a trust that has no borders- like the words to the song “Oceans” by Hillsong states. The words are this: “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me.” No matter what my finances look like; no matter what job I have; no matter what’s happening in my family, I want to let go of control. My desire is to trust that God is who He says He is and will work all things together for my good (Romans 8:28).
For my family and me, 2017 was a year of significant change. It was full of new jobs, cross-country moves, living alone for the first time, retirement and a lot of unknowns. Everything changed suddenly. I’ll be honest, it was quite difficult. There were many, what I like to call “freak out moments,” where I felt like it was just too much. But in those moments of uncertainty, I had a choice to make. I could either continue to freak out, worry and resist change. Or I could choose to trust God, set my sights on what He was doing in me, and embrace where He was taking my family. Once I made the choice to trust God, my mindset became less of “this is happening TO me” and more of “this is happening FOR me.” Because I know that all things work together for my good, no matter how messy things got in the moment, I knew that God was working every detail out and it would be beautiful in the end. My heart began to fill with joyful anticipation for what God was doing. Now, I look back, and I’m thankful for the new season God has brought me into. I wouldn’t go back if I could!
Right now, you may be in a season of change that feels overwhelming. But be encouraged. God is good. He is faithful. He will never leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). Trust that in the chaos of life, God is steady and sure- even when everything else is not. He has a good plan for your life and is working everything together on your behalf! That’s good news! Turn your attention away from what you can’t control and set your sights on the faithfulness of God. As you begin to do this, watch how your perspective changes and how your trust grows. You’ll find yourself embracing change instead of resisting it.