I'm the one who needs to take in this song the most -- "I Will Trust in Thee..." but I hope you won't mind my sharing it with you too today.
I find myself at a time of life where I'm not sure what direction God is leading, I'm not sure of my abilities or strengths; I'm not sure what the future will hold. Asking for help with this blog, admitting my health struggles, and committing this time to simply relinquish control----to put trusting in God into action---- to enter "A Place of Pause" (sound familiar?) has been a challenge. And it still takes a lot of work to produce this blog and to connect the writers and readers even though I've cut back so much. But God has limited what I can do, so I offer to Him what I can do, and trust Him to do what needs to be done. He knows that so much better than I do!
How about you? Widowhood certainly imposes limits on what you can do, doesn't it? Nothing will ever quite be the same and that's hard to accept. I remember when I did my share of chafing and gnawing and crying against it. But like Candy said on Thursday, there comes a point where we simply must STOP and REST. And that fits so perfectly with what I always urge you to do on the weekend---take some time to come apart and rest in the Lord. Someone has said, "Come apart before you fall apart." Are you in a place or a season of Pause, Stop, or Rest today too?
The following song was performed in my church last week and I clung to every word. I'm so glad I could find this video that included the words. It's not my church's, but it includes the words which are so crucial. I pray you'll be able to watch and worship along with it sometime this weekend.
And come back next week to meet my blogger friend Carrie Jo. I've loved the responses and comments you've shared with Candy this week, and I know you'll appreciate Carrie next week as she shares how the Lord walked with her through widowhood, a child with a disability, remarriage, and facing the annual bittersweet "Fathers Day."
♥ ferreeP.S. If you receive this blog post by email and the video is blocked, just click the title at the top and you'll go to the actual blog site where you may view the video.