Monday, March 19, 2012

Learning to Rely on God

When people ask about my time in prison,
there is little I like to discuss.
But when people ask how God has worked in my life,
they are hard pressed to keep me quiet.
Because I had to learn to completely rely on God.

After my accident (you can read more about it HERE ),
I couldnt control what the DA would do,
if my victims would recover,
the outcome of the trial,
whether I would keep my job,
lose my house, my wife, or my life.

I had to release to Him any thoughts of what I believed should happen.

I had to rely on God to protect me from physical harm
because I knew no one in prison, and was not part of any group or gang.

I had to rely on God to provide for us in every area:
in finances, health, and our day to day spiritual struggles.

I had to give up my control every day to God,
because I could do nothing to change the circumstances I was in.

I had to give Him my fears,
so I could trust in His plan for me and the future.
I had to learn to be grateful
for everything God had already done to sustain us,
and continue in the knowledge
that He would continue to equip us as we followed Him.

And He provided more than enough.

God blessed us with everything we needed,
even if it was not what we wanted.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart;

do not depend on your own understanding.

-Proverbs 3:5

What will it take for You to put your full faith in God?

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