Friday, January 6, 2012


Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. Psalms 20: 7-8.

I've never read this verse before. 
Which is kind of funny because I think I'm supposed to be at this point in my Bible reading. 

So, we're currently in the week leading up to our workin-for-Jesus international Brazil traveling. And suffice to say that it's definitely been a long week. And about as many things that COULD come up, did come up. Time tables crossed, people argued, everyone was exhausted and things started getting frustrating really quickly. With all the hullabaloo, it's really easy to get discouraged and think that this whole trip just ISN'T going to work because we've all got about 10,000 different things running through our minds, and what seems like a million different situations that we need to deal with, all. at. once.

So this verse was a really, REALLY good reminder that it doesn't matter what we do. And it really doesn't help to put all our trust, all our proverbial "chickens in the basket" behind things of the world. Like our ability to complete skits. Or play songs right. Or get along with everyone on every team every hour of the day. Because essentially, it's GOD we should be putting our trust in. Because the very fact that He has us going down TO Brazil means He's got some awesome plans in store for us. And even if we do mess up, He's going to use that for His glory eventually.

Once again we're back to this concept of trusting in God. Which seems to be coming up a lot ;) But to be honest it makes sense. I mean, it always made sense. BUT. Why would we put our trust in the things of this earth? Even when the things of this earth ARE our own talents, or the dependability of our friends, when we COULD be putting our trust in an everlasting, all knowing, gracious, beautiful, wonderful, all encompassing God that knows not ONLY our past, but all the turns in the paths of our future??? 

Jesus is absolutely amazing. And it always seems to be the hardest, loudest, most thoughts-running-through-my-head nights that I realize this. 

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