“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”Jeremiah 17:7-8
I’m not in any way a control freak in relationships with others, but I’m beginning to see that in my relationship with God, I routinely struggle to submit my plans to His. Isn’t it ironic that I’ll allow any number of fallen, imperfect people to call the shots in my life, but when the Creator of the Universe has plans that don’t line up with my own, I stand with fists clenched tightly, sometimes even stomping my feet a little? Just the thought makes me laugh out loud!
But that’s where I find myself. And not too long ago, as I struggled with anxious thoughts about the future, I felt the Lord asking, “Do you trust Me with your story?”