It teaches me that I need to grow in trusting.
Well, not really.
It teaches me to trust God, my Father, that He will work everything out for good in every area including…
1) Trusting that God will bless another pastry to my body, knowing that my diet has consisted of mostly bread and carbs and a few apples here and there over the past few weeks.
Psalm 9:10, ‘Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.’
Romans 14:17-19, ‘For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.’
2) Trusting that the Lord will lead us to our B&B, even if I don’t know EXACTLY where the B&B is that night.
Joshua 1:9, ‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.’
4) Trusting that even when the day has been miserable, cloudy, cold, rainy, and full of trial, God is using these things to show me my weakness and His infinite strength.
Psalm 13:5, ‘But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.’
5) Trusting and thanking the Lord for every beautiful flower He places in my path and thanking Him for every raincloud, because the rainclouds are what make the green grass, in my life and in His earth.
Psalm 56:3, ‘When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.’
6) Trusting that though the ways ahead seem dark, cloudy, scary, and my heart may be weighed down with the care of the day and the care of the world, He already had every step of this journey planned out, even the bumps, to make me trust my Heavenly Father more.
Isaiah 43:1, ‘But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.’
7) Trusting that the Lord my God stops me and makes me slow down… to smell the flowers and remember that I don’t plan out my life and He does, therefore I don’t have to worry about tomorrow. Stopping and smelling the roses (or other flowers) is one of the best reminders of God’s love and mercy.
Travel does not have to be to another country. Just get out of where you are comfortable, and it opens your eyes. It has opened my eyes to the way my Abba Father works things for good. It’s humbling. It’s wonderful, and it’s scary in a good way, for my frail, human understanding all at the same time.
Traveling will teach you things about yourself that you never knew, and it will grow you in stupendous ways.. So, where are you going next?
The Grocery Store
Your Boy Friend’s
Your Mom and Dad’s House
A Road Trip
I want to leave you with a final outpouring of encouraging, heartening, strengthening words of God’s truth from Scripture that are constant reminders to me of Who controls each wind and wave that I encounter on this journey. It’s both humbling and comforting.
John 14:1, ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.’
Romans 15:13, ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’
I thought this would be a really fun topic to share about for Amanda’s thinking out loud, since it’s a lesson I’m learning at the present, and I would love to hear your thoughts about it so here are my questions for you:
Where was the last place you traveled (including the grocery store)?
What did your last outing teach you?
Has travel taught you stuff that you wouldn’t have learned otherwise?
Do you prefer flying or driving?
Do you have a favorite verse or quote on trust?