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"I can trust Him!"

Recently I had to take my ten year old daughter, Emelia, to the dentist. As we were driving across town to her appointment I could see her apprehension building. I continued to reassure her as we got closer and closer to the dentist's office. I knew that it would be fine. I knew what she would experience. I thought it through and even spoke some of it to her. I said, "They will take x-rays of your teeth. It won't hurt, but it might be a little uncomfortable." I continued with, "The dentist will look at all your teeth and maybe tap them with his little instrument." I knew there was nothing to worry about, but for her the unknown was terrifying. I remember specifically telling her to "trust" me. I'm her mom!

During a moment of silence during our drive I realized that our experience was very similar to some of my own experiences with God. I get apprehensive about the future, wondering what to expect. I have learned through so many experiences that God knows what I am going through and I can trust Him to be there with me, and for me. He brings me through trials and is there in victories. I can trust Him. Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." When things seem a little bigger than I feel like I can handle I remember that scripture, and that "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13. It makes life a lot easier to know that I have a guide, leading me through this journey. I'm not alone. Neither are you.

Thank you Father for always being there for me. Thank you for being all knowing in all things. I trust you with my life. I rejoice in your goodness and love. Amen.


Blogger Denise said...

I really enjoyed this, thank you.

March 25, 2008 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Very nicely put Annie!

March 26, 2008 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger The Preacher's Wife said...

I'm not great with the unknown...this was a great reassurance. :)

March 26, 2008 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Mocha with Linda said...

Such a great reassurance. Thanks for the reminder!

March 26, 2008 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Klin said...

Thank you for reminding me. I sometimes feel apprehensive about the future, too.

March 26, 2008 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Our Peculiar Life said...

Loved your post, as always Annie! I love the way you look at the world. :-) Yes, we can trust Him...time and time again.

March 26, 2008 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Coach J said...

this is so true! what a good object lesson for me to keep in mind when I'm facing something new that I'm worried about.

March 26, 2008 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Beautiful, Annie. It strikes me that so many people (including me) have written/talked about a trip to the dentist as a touchpoint for learning more about God's character and our trust in him. For some reason, the dental appt. seems to bring all kinds of periphery issues to the front and center!

March 26, 2008 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Nancy Face said...

Beautifully written, Annie! I love the way you are teaching your children...and I love the scriptures you shared! :)

March 26, 2008 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger windycindy said...

Thsnks for the lovely reminder! I really need it now in my life. Cindi

March 26, 2008 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Dena said...

FANTASTIC! Another great post for you!

March 26, 2008 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Jenileigh said...

This was awesome Annie! Its a wonderful reminder and full of such truth. God bless you!

March 26, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger JennaG said...

Great devotion, Annie.

March 26, 2008 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

Thanks for pointing us to the only One that we can totally trust, who has never failed us and will never fail us. We all need to be reminded of this daily. Blessings, Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

March 26, 2008 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Beautifully said, Annie.

March 26, 2008 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

That was so beautiful, annie. Isn't it wonderful when we can make connections like that and apply the scriptures. (I love those that you chose ; )

March 28, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger oh amanda said...

So true, Annie!

March 28, 2008 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger gail@more than a song said...

Great reminder Annie! Well said and thanks for sharing it.

March 29, 2008 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

What a beautiful picture you have shared.

Thank you,

March 29, 2008 at 8:53 PM  

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