"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

8/19/09

Word-Filled Wednesday: Trust and Acknowledge

I've got a guest post over at the INCREDIBLE blog Adding Zest to your Nest today. Check out my fictional piece Rise and Shine. It might just give you some food for thought on confidence in your marriage.

Welcome to my contribution to Word-Filled Wednesday, hosted this week by the lovely Christy at Critty Joy. Be sure to stop by her blog for more visual inspiration from Scripture.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Often when I'm following my own understanding, all I can see ahead of me is a huge drop into the unknown. So, I want to turn back and try another way, thinking that maybe I missed a turn, or I was following the wrong voice. My lack of trust in the Lord makes me doubt the path He has put me on. It's easier logically to trust my eyes and my own thought processes. But that's not what God asks us to do.

Don't trust your eyes - trust ME. Don't acknowledge your fears and doubts: acknowledge ME. Don't walk on paths of your own making: stay on MY path.

Thanks for reading. Be sure to stop by for more .

21 comments:

  1. I have always loved this verse.

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  2. Enjoyed your Rise & Shine writing!!

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  3. Beautiful. Thank you for this reminder, and your writing today.

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  4. Oh we have the same verse and I love it...happy WFW! TC

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  5. I really liked this, "don't trust your eyes, trust me"...

    I'll meditate on this one!

    Have a blessed WFW♥

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  6. I love that scripture. Happy WFW! I'll try to hop over to the other places later today.

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  7. One of my favs! Thanks for sharing. Happy WFW:)

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  8. That is a very special verse for me.Thanks.

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  9. Great verse! It is always a mess when I trust myself rather than GOD.
    Blessings, andrea

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  10. WOW! What a powerful picture to go with that verse! I love it!!

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  11. I have been coming to this one quite a bit lately...TRUSTING HIM and leaning NOT on my own understanding....sometimes it's not easy...and THIS was a perfect reminder!

    peace,

    lori

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  12. As always, a great post! :-)

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  13. such a timely reminder for me....Thanks Joanne! And gorgeous photo with that powerful verse :)

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  14. I like this one... I have been trying to be less of a "Super Mom" so I can be a happier mom and I have had to surrender a lot of my ways to live with more of his ways ... Renee'

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  15. Thanks for the reminder.We all need to be always be reminded to trust in the Lord ALWAYS as in... ALWAYS.he!he!

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  16. Loved your story, Joanne. Well done!

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  17. A great verse - I have seen it multiple times today :) Blessings as you lean on His understanding!

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