• Joni

The Strength of Trust


Are you getting tired of TRUSTING?

Are you getting tired of HOPING?

Are you getting tired of being tired of BELIEVING?

Oh the STRENGTH OF TRUST.

Oh the STRENGTH OF HOPE.

Oh the STRENGTH OF FAITH

that takes us deeper into our relationship with the one

WHO is our TRUST~

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5)

WHO is our HOPE~ "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess,

for HE who promised is faithful" (Hebrews 10:23)

WHO is our FAITH~

"And without faith it is impossible to please GOD, because anyone who comes to HIM must believe that HE exists & that HE rewards those who earnestly seek HIM" (Hebrews 11:6)..

Oh the STRENGTH that it takes sometimes

TO TRUST

TO HOPE &

TO BELIEVE

As Paul said it best~

"But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind

and straining toward what is ahead I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which GOD has called me heavenward in CHRIST JESUS" (Philippians 3:13-14).

Oh the STRENGTH it takes

To PRESS FORWARD~

To STRAIN

or

To STRETCH OUT~

"to exert effort or energy to the utmost" (Logos, Bible Sense Lexicon)

Oh the STRENGTH it takes TO PRESS~

TO PURSUE.

Oh the STRENGTH it takes to

leave behind Doubt, Hopelessness and Fear

when it appears that nothing is changing

as the only way through is

TO TRUST

TO HOPE

TO BELIEVE.

Oh how weariness sets in

as another morning comes and our only choice is to choose to

TRUST & HOPE & BELIEVE

in HIM who is our STRENGTH

because I can't & you can't

do anything without HIM.

I wonder when we are all released from our homes

to live as we used to

where will our

TRUST, HOPE, & BELIEF be?

Will it be as strong? Will JESUS be the first one we choose to follow?

Maybe just maybe

we haven't been that strong before~

when we were able to control our whereabouts

doing what we want to do when we want to.

And maybe just maybe

GOD is calling us each to a higher level

in this time of TRUSTING deeper

HOPING deeper &

BELIEVING deeper~

because as we continue to PRESS FORWARD in the middle of wait

with the ONE who is our STRENGTH

the wait isn't so bad

as it is making us

STRONGER in the midst of the weariness of "when will this be over"

as GOD is growing our FAITH MUSCLES

so that when we are "released"

we will be oh so different

and oh so much STRONGER

because the ONE who we are

TRUSTING IN

HOPING IN

BELIEVING IN

through this thing called "life" with all our STRENGTH

we can't life without

wherever LIFE may take us.

Oh how WEARINESS is building up in all of us,

yet as we continue to LOOK UP

we see that our STRENGTH

is not coming from us

as we PRESS FORWARD IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT

because even when "this" is over

JESUS is never over

as

we can't stop not

TRUSTING IN

HOPING IN

&

BELIEVING IN

the ONE

Who gives us our next breath to take the next step & the next & the next...

as ~

"I, _____ (your name), can do all this through HIM who gives me, ______, strength" (Philippians 4:13)

Oh to know that we don't have to ever do this alone~

THANK YOU

"JESUS" (listen to the song below)


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