"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
To all who are heavy hearted and who is currently in trouble and almost lost their hopes. Specially, to all the OFWs that will be spending their holidays far from their family.
Whenever I feel troubled, I read this verse and try to remind myself that in my years of stay here in Saudi Arabia, He was my only hope and the very foundation of all my strength and knowledge. He made sure that even at times of trouble (financially), He always delivered and meet all my needs. Even when I was weak and almost lost my hope, He kept on meeting my needs. My blessings may not be overwhelming but He made sure it was sufficient for my family. Enough to realize He was there when we need Him, enough for us to continue depending on Him and enough for us not to forget Him.
Trust in the Lord always is difficult if you keep depending on yourself. Depending only in your own understanding will probably help you build self-confidence but it won't help you get through all the future problems we may face. We all know that our knowledge and strength is limited and all those came from God as well.
If we continue to trust in the Lord, He'll make sure you will pass your trials. I testify to this statement and as far as trusting Him - I shall continue trusting God. It is because I know, in my heart - He will not leave His children. And I know, whenever I find failure it is God's will that is revealed to me.Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. [Proverbs 16:3] - NIV
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. [Deuteronomy 31:8]Say this prayer with me:
I thank you Lord for your continued support and for keeping me safe from harm. Thank you for the strength and knowledge you have bestowed upon me. And if ever I have overlooked at your blessings, please forgive me. Help me realize your presence in my life, oh Lord. Help me accept whatever your will is for me. Help me accept my failures and help me realize your will. But most of all give me courage to move on and follow your will. My faith is in you Lord and I trust you.
Thank you Lord. In Jesus' mighty name we pray.
God bless us all.