“Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God …” – Deuteronomy 7:9

“Trust Me, My daughter. Trust Me …”

My morning prayer wasn’t elaborate or overly worshipful. Weighed down by heavy thoughts, I basically expressed that I wasn’t going to get up until I felt God’s presence … or heard from Him … or something. I felt desperate for His encouragement and direction. Desperate for Him.

The Holy Spirit reminded me of His part in my prayer: “And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26).

“… Too deep for words …”

That’s definitely how I felt. Here I am–a writer of words–and they just wouldn’t come. So many needs, so many aches, and I didn’t even know how to verbalize them to my heavenly Father. The only thing that came were tears.

And then He quietly spoke, “Trust Me, My daughter. Trust Me …”

This has been the Lord’s constant message throughout the year. I wish I was a faster learner! But He’s growing me–who am I to expect to understand His methods or His plans? All I need to do is trust Him. Sounds simple. But in the daily scheme of things and in the pressures of life, trust doesn’t come naturally. Not to me, anyway. I’m definitely growing, but I have a long way to go.

And then He reassured me of His presence. I received an e-mail devotional titled “Resting” in which Terry Johnson wrote about how God “is with us in all that we face. We can rest in that hope.”

Do you sometimes think God doesn’t care about the details of your life? Do you ever feel like He’s indifferent to your needs? My friend, that’s simply not true! He reached out to me and fulfilled my heart’s longing this morning–not because I’m significant in myself, but because I am significant to Him. He will surely do the same for you.

Instead of trying to understand the “why’s” and “what’s”, we just need to trust Him and know He is the One who understands.

“Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.” – Psalm 147:5

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