“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. Did I really trust God? There was nowhere else to turn.
A desperate “yes” tumbled from my lips. Each tear that slipped down my cheek was filled with anxiety, fear, and pain. How would I survive? All I could imagine was a future full of darkness.
Lifeguarding was my main job since I was 15. 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 terrified to be eighteen and suddenly in need of a car, a home, and a full-time job. It would take a miracle to find these necessities within a two-week deadline. As the shift ended, I left the lifeguard chair, eyes puffy and red.
As I sat with the recreational director and he debriefed me about the day, a miracle happened. It came from the man who sat in front of me. My eyes widened and I listened to my boss.
“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 and promises, for direction and help in the good times and bad. 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.