God has been wooing me into a deeper trust walk with Him for quite some time. This trust walk has often been more like an ungraceful stumble on a balance beam, many times falling off and returning to try again, than a comfortable Sunday afternoon saunter.
He knows my heart and He knows my wounds. He knows in whom I have mistakenly placed my trust before only to be hurt…and He hurt for me. If only I had kept my eyes only on Him and trusted Him. He would have saved me from that wounding.
“Release. Just release. You’ve done the work, now release it and let God handle the outcome. Just release.”
Those words of wisdom from a friend rained down from my head to my heart over the next 24 hours, the last 24 hours of my time at the beach with the Lord.
I had gone there for 3 days to get away, to get perspective, unsure of what I would hear, when she offered those words of unsolicited but very needed advice. She didn’t know the chaos that was pummeling me from every side like a summer hurricane. Her words were simple, yet profound, speaking into several areas of my life at once and confirming what God had already been saying.
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