This morning before getting into all the Thanksgiving preparations I sat down with a cup of coffee to check my email. There a friend had sent a Bible verse and invited me to a Bible verse exchange. I am one who appreciates all the prayer she can get so this is appropriate for me.
I was asked to send a verse to the person in the number 1 position. I would like to share here what I sent for it brought up a lot of memories for me. Here it is:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3:5&6 KJV
These verses have sustained me many times over the years. The first time I read them however was a miracle. My husband and I were temporarily separated. We could not make it on his income alone and I could not get a job in the little town where we lived.
I took my 3 little boys and moved back home with my parents where I knew I could get my old job back. I would look for a job for him and a house in this area and he would continue looking for a job for me and a house in that area. We didn’t know where we would end up but at least we had family here that would help in the meantime.
My boys and I settled into my Dad’s tiny little camper. I felt so lost and alone. I opened my Bible and my eyes fell upon those verses. I had heard them before but did not know where they were. I did trust the Lord and decided not to try to understand the situation we were in. I would acknowledge Him and He has always directed my paths.
Over the years we went through many trying times. But, we never went through them alone for the Lord promised to never leave nor forsake us and He continued to direct our paths. I have wanted to write down some of those experiences to share with and hopefully uplift others.
So I am announcing that I will begin sharing some of those experiences here on my blog. This blog is a work in progress anyway. It simply shows some of the things that are on my mind from time to time. If you look in the sidebar, I am interested in a lot of different things.
Oh…what happened in our situation? My husband found work in this area and moved us into a tiny little house that felt like a mansion to us.
Looking back I can see that it was all part of the Lord’s plan anyway. Twice, we moved to other areas and twice things happened to cause us to come back to our hometown.
When our parents got old we were the ones who looked after them. They needed help daily and both sets of parents at the same time. If we would have become established in another area it would have been very difficult to do that.
So Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your paths.
I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving