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Forty Days of Proclamation: Trust

40 Days of Proclamation – Trust

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Kristen Kaplan

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7

When asked about writing a post for this series, I was at first going to say no. I am not an eloquent writer like some others on here. I still struggle with my walk with the Lord. How was I going to write about my word? But as the word I chose this year, the Lord told me to Trust in him. He would give me the words for this. “When I am afraid I will put my trust in you” Psalm 56:3

As 2019 was ending my world and family had been tossed upside down. I had to do some courageous things and could only do it because I knew that Christ was with me. So as 2020 was approaching, and I was praying to the Lord to show me my word. The Lord kept telling me to Trust in him. Ok Lord. I will try, however, my trust in the Lord was shaken. How could I trust in him when everything I knew about life be upside down? How was I going to get through all this? TRUST. I had to have faith and trust that the Lord would provide. But this was going to be a struggle. As trusting has never been an easy thing for me. But how was I going to survive all these storms? Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your Heart”. Well the Lord knew what he was doing. Right? So I was placing my heart in his hands.

I kept a smile on my face and continued to tell people that I had to Trust that the Lord knew what he was doing. There is a saying that Lord will only give you what you can handle. Well he had more faith and trust in me than I did. But I had no choice. I trusted.

Coming into 2020 I was learning to trust in the Lord. He so far had showed me if I would just lay my worries at his feet, he would provide. Like many others, I started the year with great hope. I was growing in faith. Taking a more upfront role in my life. All while the Lord was saying to me Trust in Me as said in Isaiah 40:31 “Those who TRUST in the lord will find new Strength”. And strength is something I needed. Come March 2020 while everyone was wondering what the world was coming to, I was able to continue to Trust that the Lord would provide and continue showing me the way. I was able to actually attend more church services, since my church moved their services online. In this I was able to continue to grow my faith. And see that my trust in the lord would shine. The Lord showed me if I can trust in him I will be ok. I will succeed in everything I do. So as 2020 has become the year no one wants to remember or talk about for me, it will be the year that I learned to Trust in the Lord. The year that the Lord showed me that he is with me and will always be with me


Song to listen to:

Dear Heavenly Father Guide our hearts and minds to Trust in you during this crazy time. You alone, know what our path will be and that you always have the best intentions and while as humans want to know what our futures hold, we have to Trust that you know the best things for us. Continue to show us the way to your loving arms. Amen.