Don’t forget this!

16 Jan

I will never forget August of 1991.  I was a young man (VERY LITTLE GRAY HAIR), had a great job, had found my soul-mate, and we had a 9-month-old baby girl who slept very little (and she still doesn’t) who was the absolute world to us!!  And I finally reached this point where I could run from God no longer.  So, I surrendered to His call.  Resigned from a really good job with no idea where my next paycheck would come from.  People were patting me on the back, telling me they would pray for me, and life was good!!

Diana and I were sitting in a worship service in Enoree Baptist Church.  It was the first or second Sunday of August.  Something in that worship service tripped a switch in my head and it began to sink in … WHAT HAD I DONE??  I had walked away from a really good job at a growing company and now I had no idea how I would provide for my family!!  WHAT HAD I DONE TO THEM???  Needless to say, the devil was having a field-day playing ping-pong with my head.

What was really happening was the REALITY of needing to trust God had hit.  My pulse raced and my heart was heavy.  It was one of the biggest crossroads I’d ever faced in life.  Would I trust Him??  Would I trust myself??

And then the guest speaker said something.  It was the easiest verse I’ve ever memorized, because I knew it by heart after I heard it the first time.  IT SPOKE TO ME RIGHT WHERE I WAS, and when the devil heard it, the ping-pong match with my head and heart IMMEDIATELY stopped:

Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight!

Suddenly, there I was realizing that I JUST NEEDED TO TRUST GOD!!  I was nervous … anxious .. heck, I was scared out of my skin!!  And God said “If you will JUST TRUST ME, I WILL WORK IT ALL OUT!!”

I don’t know what kind of worry you have in your life right now.  But I KNOW some of you have worry.  But Diana and I are LIVING PROOF that the promises of God are TRUE!!  If I continued and just scratched the surface of that truth here, I could shut down the internet.

DO NOT FORGET THIS:  You can count on Proverbs 3:5-6!!!

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