I'm trying to think about Christmas and being prepared. I'm also trying to plan for Thanksgiving. I'm trying be present.
What it comes down to is this: trusting God is a simple thing to say, but not such a simple thing to do. In some ways, I think it is easier to trust God in the hard parts of life. It feels as if there is no other option. It's often hard to trust God with the things we desire most. We fear disappointment and that what we want is not what God wants for us. Or at least I do.
This is the place I'm in. Taking each day as it comes. Trying to focus on what I need to do. Trusting that God will fit the pieces together that are not in my control. I fear disappointment, but remind myself that Satan loves to tempt us to doubt God and his goodness. I remind myself of the many ways God has confirmed to my husband and I that this is the path we should be on. I remind myself of the truth.
New International Version (NIV)
8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”