"Trust Me Fully"
I grew up in a Christian home, where my parents modeled how to love and serve the Lord. Even though I knew a lot about God, my childhood and early teen years were marked by worry. I worried about everything: my future, relationships, and not measuring up to other people’s standards. To add to this pressure, my parents announced that we were moving to a new state. For a middle school student, that was a big deal. I started to worry, wondering if I would make new friends or fit in.
Right before our move, my family attended a worship service together. I don’t remember what the preacher spoke about, but at the end of his message, he invited people to come and pray up front. I felt the need to get up, so I grabbed my Dad, went to the front, and knelt down to pray. Although there was no booming voice from heaven, the Lord spoke very clearly to me: “You say you believe in me, now trust me fully!” I knew I had a choice: trust in myself, keep worrying, and inevitably fail, or trust in the unfailing God. I let go of control, and an amazing thing happened: the Lord took care of me.
The Lord blessed my family’s move. I did make new friends, and God gave me many opportunities, in our new church, to grow closer to Him. More than that, the Lord changed me. When I began to let go of control and really trust Him, He gave me peace. He removed the worry and gave me a sense that, in His love and power, He would take care of me and do what was best for me. Now, as I look ahead to the unknown, I am reminded that I can trust the Lord fully. No matter what I’m facing, the words of Proverbs 3:5-6 are true: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding; seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” (NLT).