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ImageStressed Less Living, by Tracie Miles, has really opened my eyes to some important things in my life. This is my fourth Online Bible Study that I have done and God is really challenging me through this current study.

I am a worrier. What????? Yes, I said it. I say I trust God with all my heart and want Him to just take the garbage that I have in my life…..fears, insecurities, doubts, etc., and lay them all at the feet of Jesus. I struggle with leaving them at the feet of Jesus. Do any of you precious friends ever do this? I take them back. I leave them and then I pick them back up and carry them with me. God wants us to have such an unwavering trust in him that he tells us in the book of Psalm that he has it under control.

“In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.”                       
Psalm 22:4-5  NIV84

Our ancestors and people in the Bible have proven God at his word. We can, too. This verse tells us that they trusted and God delivered  them. Look at the last part of that verse. “In you they trusted and were not disappointed.” Friends, we can trust in almighty God. We can have the confidence that he will do what he says he will do. He will not disappoint. God is waiting for us to lay it all down at his feet and just let go and let God work. Many times we make life harder than it really is.

In conclusion, do we really trust God at His Word? Do we have the confidence in him to believe he will not disappoint? Precious souls, let’s all just learn to give it all to God and let him transform us into something amazing for him. That’s all he ever wants to do. He says my weary friend, stop struggling with giving me your problems and then taking them back. I’m enough. I’m all you need. I love you.

Matthew 11:30 – “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Dear Lord I come to you today, asking you to personally help me to have the unshakeable faith and trust in you that I so desire. I know you only have my best interest at heart. Your hope for me is to prosper me and not to harm me. May I believe your Word and lay my problems and worries at your feet and not pick them back up.

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9 responses »

  1. Amen! I can so relate, I have written tons about this topic, It is a process and after praying this prayer, as you have, a thousand times or more I can see each time is still a battle, but a new level of faith comes each time. All the best with your constant growth in this area of faith. Blessings to you!

  2. Kelley…I too have a hard time leaving things at Jesus’ feet. This study has really challenged me in doing just that. Leaving them there!! I tend to put things at his feet with a little string attached so that I can pull it back and handle it myself. Hence the fact that I was one stressed out woman!!

    Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

  3. I can so relate to what you said about giving God our worries, insecurities etc. only to take them back again instead of leaving them with Him. In His time God makes all things beautiful. For me time is my hang up but it is true God’s timing is perfect , not to early or to late but right on time. Your prayer is also my desire . “Dear Lord I come to you today, asking you to personally help me to have the unshakeable faith and trust in you that I so desire. I know you only have my best interest at heart. Your hope for me is to prosper me and not to harm me. May I believe your Word and lay my problems and worries at your feet and not pick them back up.” Thanks for sharing your progress report.

  4. Loved what you said! I, too, am guilty of picking things back up once I have turned them over to God. I really feel this urge to just step in and get it done, rather than waiting….. a bit impatiently…. for God to deal with it in his own time. I am working on it- and probably will continue to work on it- for quite a while.

  5. I totally relate to this. I really don’t ‘leave’ it I need too just let it go like a helium balloon. thank you for sharing

  6. What a wonderful post. I can totally relate to laying things down at God’s feet just to pick it back up again. However, just like you mentioned, we simply need to trust in God, let Him take care of it all and we will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for sharing today.

  7. I could have written this post! I get frustrated with myself at how many times I pick things back up that I have laid at God’s feet. I say I trust God and I need to prove it by leaving my burdens at His feet.

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