Trust in the Lord

It is impossible to know the thoughts of these orphaned children in Myanmar.  Undoubtedly they have thoughts of fear and worry.

We are instructed in scriptures to guard against thoughts that lead us to worry and loss of focus. Rather we are to trust in the Lord.  Encouragement fills the mind of the one who stops to meditate on the promises, power, presence, and the plan of God.

It is a trap of the enemy for a believer to focus on problems, challenges, and difficulties of life rather than the blessings of God.  When one does not trust God, they are opening the door of discouragement, depression, distress, and distraction from the work and ways of God.

In the normal and sometimes difficult circumstances of life, we can have the joy of the Lord as we trust in His Word and ways.  The song writer reminded us of this truth in penning these words, “trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”