I love the Disney cartoon Aladdin--especially the scene and song where Aladdin and Jasmine take a magic carpet ride, enjoying the glorious sights of the city below. (The song stuck in my head for days after I first saw the movie!) My favorite part is in the beginning of the scene when Aladdin asks Jasmine, "Do you trust me?" as he holds out his hand. When she hesitantly says "Yes," and jumps on the carpet, the prince wanna-be takes his sweetheart on a journey she'll never forget...and provides a safe landing.
My family and I are living in a whole new world--physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually. And yes, it's stressful. We are still unpacking boxes and deciding what to store and what to hold onto as we downsize (from a ranch-style house with lots of storage to a small apartment with few places to keep STUFF...and somehow we'd accumulated lots of STUFF, though we had tried to de-clutter over the past few months). We still have aching backs and necks from our drive across Texas. Thanks be to God for good chiropractors! :)
But we KNOW we're in the center of God's will. He asked us, "Do you trust me?" a few months ago, and since we answered--albeit a little hesitantly--in the affirmative, He's taken us on a wild ride. We've been scared, sure, but we've seen glorious sights, and through it all, He's given us the peace that passes understanding. It's awe-inspiring to see God provide everything we needed--down to the tiniest detail. Last week, a VERY unexpected check came that completely covered my hubby's first tuition payment.
I used to worry too much. I think God knew He needed to break that stronghold in my life. Guess what? I'm now truly convinced, as I should have been long ago, that God's promises are true...not just for Bible characters, or preachers, or people that have more faith than I do. God's promises are TRUE for me, and they're true for you, too. Not because of anything I've done or will do. They're true because God is faithful, and He can never be false. They're true for my kids and my husband, my extended family, and my co-workers. And they're true for the precious people we here at CFS represent--refugees from all over the world who need a safe place to land.
My brain and my heart are full-to-overflowing with the new things I'm learning at work. It's such a good fit for me, and my co-workers are thrilled to have me (they've needed this position for a long time). I'm passionate about getting the word out about what we're doing because I am learning how needed CFS's services are.
I'll write more about my job in later posts. For today, I wanted to share that God can be trusted.
If you're doubting that today, just grab ahold of His hand. I promise, He'll provide a safe place to land.