How Much Do We Trust Him?

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. Psalm 18:1-3 King James Version

Jesus has helped us over and over and yet there are times when we still don’t trust Him. It is always safe to trust Jesus because what He says; He will do. Jesus is the rock of our salvation. He not only saves us from our sins; He also saves us from our enemies and even from ourselves.

Sometimes He has to save us from ourselves so that we won’t make unwise decisions. He is not only a tower of refuge; He is a high tower of refuge where we can take shelter and hide from our enemies. We say that we love Him but do we really love Him?

If we really loved Him, we would do things to make Him happy. However, all too often, we do things and we say things that we know will hurt Him and bring disgrace to His name. Do we love Him enough to trust Him with our children?

There are times when our children go astray and we don’t know how to help our children. Our precious Saviour knows how to help our children. When it comes right down to it, He is the only one who can help our children. We need to get out of His way and stop interfering with the plans that He has for our children.

I am going to share something personal with you. It is extremely personal and very painful but I share it with you praying that it will help someone else who may be going through the same situation. Twenty eight years ago on Thanksgiving Day, I was raped. As a result of that rape, I had the most beautiful baby girl ever born. I kept her for five months until I realized that she was wearing dish towels for diapers and I was literally stealing her food from the grocery store because I didn’t have money to buy her food or buy her diapers.

I went to my pastor and shared my heart with him. My pastor gave me some of the greatest advice anybody has ever given me. He said that it was between God and me and that nobody had a right to tell me what to do about placing my daughter for adoption. My pastor told me not to do anything until God confirmed to me what He wanted me to do.

I prayed and asked God what I should do. He was so tender, compassionate and understanding. He didn’t judge me or tell me that I was a terrible person. He told me that as much as it would hurt me to do so; the best thing would be to place my daughter for adoption so that she would have the material things that she needed.

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss my daughter and wish with all of my heart that I could hug her and tell her how much I love her. However, I know that I can trust Jesus to take care of her. I have to admit that twenty eight years ago when I made that heartbreaking decision to place her for adoption that I did not trust Jesus. I worried constantly about her and made myself sick over what I had done.

One day I asked Jesus to please forgive me for not trusting Him and I placed my beloved daughter in His tender, compassionate and loving arms. The more I fall in love with Jesus; the more I know that I can trust Him to take care of her. He is trustworthy and faithful.

Do you trust Jesus enough to allow Him to take care of your children? Only our precious Saviour can see into our children’s hearts and He is the only one who can change their hearts and bring them back home to us again. Allow Jesus to take care of your children and then thank Him for taking care of them.

JoanneCopyright 2008 by Joanne Lowe, all rights reserved.
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