“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Oh, how many opportunities I have had this week to practice this. Trust has been my theme. To fight the desire to control my own situations and circumstances, to let go the unknown details, and trust. To trust that the Lord is sovereign and good, even when I’m left wondering, “what?” To trust and be confident in who I am in Him. To trust and be confident in the decisions that J and I have made for our little family, in the wisdom and counsel of the Lord and others. To cast aside all concern of what others think of me/us and rest in the Lord — oh, to fear Him most! To trust the precious heart of my Little to the One who loves her most. To trust dear friends, family, and acquaintances who are struggling to Him knowing that, in His kindness and wisdom, He will care for them best. To trust the Lord’s continued guidance for our lives and to be confident that He will continue to make it clear as we faithfully and earnestly seek His glory and honor in our every day.
Sometimes, to trust feels like pulling teeth. I don’t realize what a tight grip I have on things until I’m looking a difficult possibility or reality in the face and then I realize I’m backing up, rreeaallllyy backing up, and saying, “uh-uh. I don’t wanna go there,” or I’m charging forward, guns a-blazin, attempting to don my Wonder Woman cape, thinking, “oh, I got this.” What a gentle and kind Father I have who reminds me, often and clearly, of His promises, His character, and the truth that “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” And when that is the focus of my heart and mind the worry begins to fade, the “what-if” or “what-about” situations stop rushing through my mind and out my mouth, and I am reminded, again, of my inadequacy. Then the glorious remembrance that, “His grace is sufficient for me,” and that is what compels and enables me to live righteously, without fear, with great confidence.
— a few of my favorite things this week —
01 || My birthday blazer from Anthropologie. The back is darling. — Ellery Knit Blazer 02 || A delicious and light Grecian recipe — Chicken Gyros with Cucumber Salsa and Tzatziki 03 || I’m finishing up this most delightful and witty read — The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 04 || Found this sweet shirt at Gap for my Little. And it’s on sale now. — Embroidered Graphic Tee 05 || My newest jewelry purchase from JCrew Factory. It’s over half off its original price. — Factory Crystal Drops Necklace 06 || Loved the joy and encouragement in this sweet post from Emily Netz at The Netz Family. — The Netz Nugget
Any delightful finds, reads, or recipes you lovelies would like to share? I do hope that you all enjoy the most beautiful January weekend! Happy Friday, lovelies.