Tuesday, June 07, 2011

In Other Words---Trust Him in All Things


Hello out there! From a few emails of concern (thank you), I know that I need to assure you all that I have not fallen off the face of the entire earth. I haven't. Life is just happening fast and furious (with slow and frustrating moments in the roller coaster) and I had to make a choice: blog or survive the roller coaster whilst treasuring as many of the moments as I could. I chose to treasure and survive. But this week's quote resonates with me, so I am attempting to put words to screen again.

If we can trust God for our eternal salvation, how can we not trust Him to provide for the “little” things of life?”

M.E. Howard

It would be easy for me to get lost in the busyness right now. We are in the midst of the most major move that we have made in ten years. No, we are not returning to the US, but we are leaving England for a two year stint in Ireland. There is the logistics of the move to navigate, the emotions of children who have never lived in another country to soothe, the culture of a new country to acquisition and day-to-day of life to still accomplish. It is crazy.

But we don't do it alone.

At our going away open house Sunday someone asked if we were worried. Without stopping to process an answer I said that I was sad to be leaving but that God was going before us, like he always does, and so I was not worried. I realised at that moment I truly meant that. I was resting on him in the day-to-day details. And I was not nearly as stressed as I have been in some past moves.

I may have had to give up my "little things" like blogging for a time to do something that seems very large at the moment. But to God, this is one of the "little things" that he asks me to trust him to handle. And he is handling it. And therefore so am I.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6
I'll be back in full force in a couple of weeks, after the move is complete. Until then, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest with me in letting him handle the little things of our lives.  Blessings to you!

Please join us at a new home this week Living for God (and welcome Urailak to the hostess fellowship).


LivingforGod said...

Thank you, Miriam, for your warm welcome and for joining us today! I enjoyed reading your post. I've always loved Philipppians 4:6 (verses 4, 5, 7, 8, 13 too :))! I hope and pray that your moving will go smoothly and your children will be able to adjust really well. May the Lord give you and your family peace and strength during this new chapter in your life!

Tami Boesiger said...

SO GLAD to hear from you and see how God is getting you through yet another move. He is faithful and you are a good example for us. My prayers for a smooth transition. Love you.

Karen said...

Its great to hear you haven't fallen off the planet. Life does that to us and the best we can do is hang on. Sounds like you are doing well with trusting God with the little stuff while the bigger things are cared for. It's wonderful our Lord and Savior has that capability. All we are required to do is trust. God bless your move and your journey ahead. Sure enough God is already there waiting for you to catch up.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

WELCOME BACK!! It is so good to hear from you again. I have been concerned about you - and have missed your insightful posts.

I am praying for you as you relocate. God bless and keep you - as I know He will do. ...Marsha

Carol said...

So happy to read your post! It is good to hear to news of your family. May God bless you as you begin a new chapter. I look forward to reading more when you are able to get back to blogging.

Craig said...

Yay! Words to read! You write such good words. And moving? Not such a little thing! I just made this up on the spot - it just hit me - "blogging is about life – but life is not about blogging." Maybe I should copyright that or something. :)

Life is the little things – and God is in the little things – and I heart that. And I hearted this today. God bless and keep you and yours Miriam Pauline – and I just finished a prayer for your move to go as smoothly as possible.

Anonymous said...

So good to hear from you! :) Ireland?!?! WOW! I am sure this will be quite a learning, growing experience! Continue sharing!

I have you down for IOW for the second week in August. Looking forward to it! :)

Loni said...

oppps . . . I hit return too quickly! That was me(Loni) above!!

Craig said...

just waving ƪ(◠‿◠)╯

just letting you know that I was here looking for more words – hope things are going smoothly – I'll be back – and this is me waving again...


God Bless.