“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5 NIV
“Do you trust me?” I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me as I sat on an old lifeguard chair overlooking a lake. The question gripped my heart; I contemplated my response. I wasn’t sure I trusted God, but there was nowhere else to turn. Mumbling a desperate “yes,” I tried to hold back the tears that drifted down my face. Lifeguarding had been my main job since I was 15 years old, and I was filling in that day for a friend. It was approaching the beginning of summer, and I had just received notice that I had two weeks to move out of my childhood home. I was 18 years old and suddenly in need of a full-time job to support myself. I didn’t have a car or a college degree. It was a surreal, terrifying situation threatening my well-being. It would take a miracle to find a roof to sleep under, a place to work, and some form of transportation within a two-week deadline. As the shift ended, I left the lifeguard chair, eyes puffy and red.
As the recreational director debriefed me about the day, a miracle happened. It occurred in the form of a question from the man who sat in front of me. My eyes widened as I listened to him speak. “Every summer, we put together a recreation staff to work at our summer camp. Applications for this summer started back in January, but we are looking for one more person to join our team. Would you be interested in a summer job? The only requirement is that you would have to live here for the summer. We would take care of your room and board, and you wouldn’t need a car.” He had no idea about the situation I was in, but God did. I took the job.
We can rely on God’s wisdom, power, goodness, sovereignty, and promises for direction and help in the good times and when we are in danger. He will direct our steps to be safe and sound.
Trust God with what’s going on in your life right now. Then, let go of the situation.