This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Trust. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
This week I’ve had to trust the Lord in many different ways. First of all, my Great-Grandmother has continued to have struggles in her health. What a blessing it has been to have extra time to spend with such a wonderful and beautiful woman! Last week I wrote about the miracle God performed for my family as we saw my 90 year old Great Grandmother miraculously healed after being pronounced dead twice by two different doctors at two different hospitals. (For more on this miraculous wonder check out my post Five Minute Friday: Family Miracle) She has continued to be our miracle girl as she has held on another week. Many of the family members have had an opportunity to see her once again and we will be forever grateful for those opportunities.
This entire situation has taught me that God is able to do anything. If he can raise my Great-Grandmother from the dead then surely he can answer my prayers (as long as they align with His will.) There is nothing that God cannot accomplish. He is encouraging my faith and the faith of those around me and re-teaching me what it means to trust Him.
Also, as the end of the first grading period came to a close today I had many demands for my time. I spent every second of each school day this week 100% devoted to getting things checked off my to-do list. Down time has not existed. Planning time has been an oxymoron. At times it seemed like I would never get through all the things that needed done. In the past this would have led me to an anxiety/panic attack, but I’ve kept myself and attitude focused on God and trusting that He has led me out of that phase in my life. And here I am on Friday afternoon: all items checked off the list while staying calm, cool, and collected.
Lately, I’m learning what it truly means to trust God and to put my faith in Him and not myself.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. (Psalm 20:7)