Trust God and Carry on...In His Word 10-11-16

When your world of peace and contentment is shaken and all but the foundation you stand on seems to be falling apart; what do you do? Where do you go?
 In His Word- 10-11-16

I stand silently before the Lord, waiting for him to rescue me. For salvation comes from him alone.

Do you ever have ‘one of those days’ only it lasts longer than a day and sometimes it feels more like ‘one of those lifetimes’? How do you find a way to get through the more than rough patches in your life? Do you fall apart and roll up in a ball on the floor or do you get up and fight? If you get up and fight whose strength are you using? Your own, or the Lord’s?  If you truly trust God to help you then you will eventually have to prove it both to yourself and to your God. One is easier than the other!

Years ago when I returned from a Sunday School Teacher’s gathering toting my two young children, late at night, alone because my husband had to work that night; I surprised a couple of thieves.
I remember it as if it was yesterday. I left my 3 year old in the car and held my infant in her carrier as I opened the door. The plan was to place baby inside the door and grab the sleeping toddler while leaving the house open and knowing all was secure. After all we lived in a nice neighborhood, though we had only lived there a few months and had not really made many friends yet but the lady on the end of the short block, Jan.  The house next door was a rental. We kind of met the kids that lived there but not anyone else.
So as I walked in with baby I glanced around and first realized I had left the lights on… then the house was trashed; ‘I never left my house like that!’ I had thought to myself. At least I didn’t think so. Then I heard a voice in the garage, I noticed then the door was wide open... the voice said that I was right there in the kitchen! I looked at the phone and thought of calling 911, but instead I decided to get out of there and go to a friend who lived not too far away. I could not find their house so I went to a convenience store and used a pay phone to call the police, and my best friend who sent her husband to the house to wait for us to go back.
The police came in a flood because I told them I was a mom with two babies, and that the thieves were still there. My friends husband stayed there until my husband came home from work. I was so frightened that someone could come into our house like that and take things that belonged to us that I was shaking, but I put on a tough face so my husband would not worry. The next day after my husband went to work and the kids were down for a nap I was doing my normal cleaning as I approached our missing stereo system I dropped to the floor and cried, then I cried out to God. I yelled to God asking Him why he allowed this to happen, and asked Him why had we moved to this place; I gave him all the fear I had felt and stayed there until I regained the peace that had been shattered.

 Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:7-9 NLT
If I had not gone to my rock, my God and cried out I would have probably been afraid for a very long time. Considering that season had my husband on nights a lot I was alone with the kids at night quite often. I would have been stir crazy at night had it not been for the refuge I could gather in my Lord’s arms. I had to make the decision to trust Him to protect us, and to realize the things were just things. Life went on, things don’t mean as much as the lives that were protected from harm. I thank God for the guidance I believe came from Him to get out of the house and away to safety for my children and myself. We never recovered the items, but we did recover our peace.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Throughout the years we have found lives that have been touched by our presence here as well as been touched by the lives around us; I can’t count how many people we have met and enjoyed the friendships of in our home. God has protected us through many things here but through every earthquake of life we have found peace and hope in His refuge. 

So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20 Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 7:18-20

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that you are our Rock, you are strong and solid and a perfect shelter from the storms, and earthquakes of life. Continue to give us hope in your refuge; In Jesus name, amen. 
Read some more! Hebrews 7:1-20, 1 Peter 2:1-25 and Psalm 62:1-12