Trust

Busy days through the Easter season. I am joyful that we are an Easter people and that because of Good Friday and Easter, God’s Story can become our Story.
Shortly before the Easter season I wrote in my prayer journal something like, “The Spirit-led life doesn’t panic, it trusts.” It seems like I am being challenged to live those words ever since. The busyness of ministry and life, the situations that come to my attention, sermon preparation, etc. all call for trust, not panic. In fact there is a verse in Proverbs 3 that tells us just that; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” When I lean on my own understaning, I panic. So, I take a deep breath and turn each situation over to God. And the “peace that passes all understanding” does keep my heart and mind in the Lord.