Trust in Jesus

Posted by on Jun 30, 2010 in Allison's Blog, Faith, Setting Boundaries | 1 comment

The "T" Step in SANITY is "Trust Your Instincts!"

A thick-headed boomer babe sees the light!

For the second day running, I woke up to the lyrics of a classic hymn going round and round in my brain. “Jesus, Jesus, trust in Jesus, trust in Jesus and His Word…”

Over and over and over again.

It happened yesterday, too, and I was so thankful when the first conscious thoughts I had were from such a comforting source. That hasn’t been the case lately. For months, I’ve been consumed with thoughts regarding a difficult business matter. Thoughts that have weighed heavy on my heart and mind. Thoughts that have sucked the energy and spirit from my life.

Can anyone relate?

Month after month it has been the same. Literally from the moment I open my eyes, I am thinking about this awful situation, and praying for wisdom and guidance. I’ve prayed and prayed and prayed some more, and today I understand.

The light bulb “ah-ha!” moments in life.

Even though the trial and tribulation continues, I need to understand that it’s my choice to change what I am listening to inside my head. Duh…of course it is! I know it is. Yet, why is that sometimes so hard to do?

Thank you, Jesus, for having patience with me. God is still in my corner and doing what He does best when the forces of the world threaten to take us down.

He talks to us.

Through our spirit, heart, mind, and soul…through Scripture, prayer, people, circumstances, and often through songs.

Typically, I’m not the kind of gal who walks around singing hymns, but I’m listening loud and clear today as Jesus once again answers my fervent prayers via His still small voice…coaching me to “Trust in Him.”

Over and over and over again.

The “T” step in the Six Steps to SANITY is, “Trust Your Instincts.” When I talk about this step, I refer often to God’s still, small voice as the catalyst of those instinctual thoughts. We’ve become deaf to His voice as our responsibilities multiply and the influences of the world drown out God’s Truth.

Please join me today in this powerful exercise of choice. Choose this day not only who you will serve, but who you will trust.

With music by William J. Kirkpatrick and lyrics written in 1882 by Louisa M. R. Stead.

“‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus says the Lord!”

Refrain

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Refrain

Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

Refrain

I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

Refrain

One Response to “Trust in Jesus”

  1. Allison, that is so true. When we hit a hard spot, we tend to dwell on the difficulty. Trusting in Jesus fills our hearts with joy and gladness. He can give peace in the darkest moments. Turn it all over to Him sounds so easy, but it isn’t. When we look up to Him, He’ll buff off the rough edges and give peace and joy.

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