Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Discerning? Love and Trust The Lord! by: C.C.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

 "What on earth does the Lord will me to do with my life?" This question itself is the beginning of a beautiful openness to the Lord and one which demonstrates a willingness to relinquish ones will and trust in that of the Heavenly Father.
  These words from Scripture are extremely comforting in times that we are confused as to where the Lord is leading us. The Lord reminds us that He has plans for us that are designed for a future of hope and prosperity. Often in our lack of trust and willingness to hold onto all control we assume that any plans without our hands on them is leading toward despair.
  We may battle to accept the will of our Lord and fail to trust in Him due to our lack of understanding about our Heavenly Father. It is by grace and faith that we come to reach for a deeper understanding of who He is, and ultimately who we are as created by Him.
   In seeking God through prayer, we come to an understanding that anything sought and chased after outside of His plan for us will not prosper or bear joyous fruit. The emptiness as a result of worldly seeking is a gift; it reminds us that we are created for Something more. 
 In humble, faithful, and surrendered seeking it is our Lord who will gently guide and reveal Himself to us. He has first sought us.  It is by seeking God with all of our heart that we will find Him. In finding God we too find ourselves guided on a path toward hope and prosperity.
   May we each turn to the Lord with trust knowing that as we speak He truly listens, in silence He is most heard, and by being still we come to know that He is Lord. (C.C.)

“Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me.” St. Augustine 


  1. This particular scripture reading from Jeremiah has had profound meaning for my husband and I over the last 25 years or so! It is so wonderful when we realize that He has plans for us and that they are better than anything we could have on our own. All we need to do is trust Him and follow.

    Thank you so much for a beautiful sharing on this!

  2. +JMJ
    Cathy, it is lovely that the two of you share such a connection to this beautiful scripture passage. When we look upon it at various times in our lives it has a way of speaking to us and inviting us to further trust our Lord and remain with Him in all things; reminding us to seek Him with a fullness of heart always! Thank you for sharing your comment :)