Do you ever get a song stuck in your head?

My children love it when I bemoan that that has happened to me. They will invariably offer to help me with that “little problem” by beginning to sing another song that I would rather not spend any time reciting, like the theme song to the Disney movie “Frozen.”

As I pondered the “intangible” concept of trust lately, I experienced the mental musical repetition of the old hymn “Trust and Obey.” It played over and over in my mind requiring me to slow down and meditate on the words with greater intention.

Some songs you want to replace and dispense with, but this one brought me back to a truth worth considering. “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”

Trust has its benefits, but trust also has its requirements.

With trust comes the requirement to obey the one in whom you trust. Failing to obey demonstrates a lack of trust. For if you truly trust, you will follow and do as they advise.

Trust coupled with obedience, however, bring a great reward: happiness in Jesus.

It sounds like the perfect trade-off to me: trust and obey Him, and in return He offers happiness that cannot be found by placing our trust in anyone or anything else.

What do you need to trust and obey today?

Because of Him, Hope Prevails!



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A short brief about Hope Prevails.

Hope Prevails
Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Speaking from personal and professional experience, a neuropsychologist unpacks what depression is, shows how it affects us spiritually, and offers hope for living the abundant life.

Neuropsychologist Offers Hope to Those Struggling with Depression
-By 2020, depression will be our greatest epidemic worldwide

  • An estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression
  • Helpful features include personal stories, biblical truths, prayers, and music recommendations

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In Hope Prevails, Dr. Bengtson writes with deep compassion and empathy, blending her extensive training and faith, to offer readers a hope that is grounded in God’s love and grace. She helps readers understand what depression is, how it affects them spiritually, and what, by God’s grace, it cannot do. The result is a treatment plan that addresses the whole person—not just chemical imbalances in the brain.

For those who struggle with depression and those that want to help them, Hope Prevails offers real hope for the future.

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