Has God ever asked you to TRUST Him?

I mean REALLY trust Him…

To trust Him when it hurts like crazy…

To trust Him when you don’t want to let go…

To trust in His goodness and faithfulness…

To trust that when He says He loves you and will never leave you... AND that He really means it…

To trust that you are a child of God, equally valuable to Him…

To trust…

A silver Tiffany’s bracelet sits on my wrist as I write. It is scratched and tarnished with time and tears. It was gifted to me on my graduation from Mercy Ministries (Australia) many years ago now. It is a marker of God’s promises of healing and restoration in my life. It reminds me of a time when I was so broken that I didn’t know if this world could want someone like me in it much longer.

It’s a faith marker…

Wild Faith…

A marker of a time when I trusted God with my whole heart and life…

It’s a remembrance of Who He has been to me in my past and Who He still is today.

Inscribed on the heart are the words ‘Forever a Princess.

A reminder that I am a beloved daughter of the King of all kings.

and a scripture…

 Proverbs 3:5-6

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.” (AMP)

A reminder that He is in it all with me. I am never alone.

A reminder that He has been trustworthy before and remains trustworthy now.

So I am still standing and proclaiming this scripture, trying to trust God with all of my heart on this new path He has set my feet on.

It’s been tough, exciting, joyous, freeing, but tough.

Mostly because this last season opened up old wounds where my trust had been damaged before, no body has tried to do this to me by the way, it’s just what happened in the coming and goings of life and I’m pretty sure the enemy would love it if I never trusted again.

But, I look to my scripture and I TRUST…

It feels vulnerable and scary.

Sometimes I cry...

Sometimes the heart walls come up...

What happens if I get hurt again? What happens if disappointment rocks my world one more time? Will I break? Will I not be able to rise again?

Sometimes I feel like a mess... AND then I look to the One who holds all things and I walk...

I speak the words YES to the Lord and I proclaim His truths again and again...

“A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not quench; He will bring forth justice in truth.” – Isaiah 42:3

He doesn’t break us.

But He does unmake us.

He asks us to surrender who we are and our dreams to a place of trust in Him. In doing so we loose more of ourselves and find out more of who God really is in us. His testimony burns like fire in our bellies, it shapes us like clay and He reawakens us to His constant presence and His kingdom purposes.

He is in everything, not the cause of everything, but always in it with us.

As we acknowledge Him in this space of Wild Faith, this trust, this place of deepest surrender, He is there with us.

He undoes old mind sets we didn’t even realise we still held onto and brings more freedom…

"Don't you know that when you allow a little lie into your heart, it can permeate your entire belief system?"             - Galatians 5:9 (TPT) 

He goes into old wounds and brings deeper healing that leads to beautiful restoration…

"...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes." - Isaiah 61:3 (NIV)

He covers us in His loving kindness and grace, giving us the time and space to feel, to hurt, to cry and to once again let go and surrender everything to Him time and time again.

And the beauty here is that nothing sown has gone to waste. Every seed sown in tears will be reaped in joy…

"They who sow in tears shall reap with joyful singing."      - Psalm 126:5 (AMP)

It’s all for Him, for His kingdom…

Trust Him today…

He will breathe on the life of things to come, promises you are holding onto, dreams not yet here, restoration you long for…

Trust in Him…

Yield your heart toward Him…

He is with you and will guide you…

He will breathe life into your soul (Stole that from my hubby’s song LIVING WATER) over your dreams, into your deep wounds…

He will breathe…

He will unmake you in all the BEST ways and you will see who you really are as an image bearing child of the King.

Can I encourage you as I encourage myself to first lay it all down, give all your fears, anxieties and troubles over to God. Spend some time in worship at the foot of the cross, surrendering your heart and life to this Wild Faith, this deep trust. Press into His Word because it is a lamp unto your feet (Psalm 119:105). Step out into uncharted waters because He is with you…

He calls us to trust Him with ALL of our hearts.

Surrender your heart today beautiful one…

Allow the words of this song by Nicole Nordeman minister to you, or better yet, download it HERE and sit at the foot of the cross and allow the words to minister to you and help you release it all to Him today.

 Big love,

xx

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THE UNMAKING

This is demolition day

All the debris and all this dust

What is left of what once was

Sorting through what goes and what should stay

Every stone I laid for you

As if you had asked me to

Monument to holy things

Empty talk and circling

Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?

What happens now?

When all I’ve made is torn down

What happens next?

When all of you is all that’s left

This is the unmaking

Beauty and the breaking

Had to lose myself to find out who you are

Before each beginning

There must be an ending

Sitting in the rubble

I can see the stars

This is the unmaking

This is the unmaking

The longer and the tighter that we move

Only makes it harder to let go

Love will not stay locked inside

A steeple or a tower high

Only when we’re broken are we whole

What happens now?

When all I’ve made is torn down

What happens next?

When all of you is all that’s left

This is the unmaking

Beauty and the breaking

Had to lose myself to find out who you are

Before each beginning

There must be an ending

Sitting in the rubble

I can see the stars

This is the unmaking

This is the unmaking

I’ll gather the same stones where

Everything came crashing down

I’ll build you an altar there

On the same ground

Because what stood before

Was never yours

This is the unmaking

Beauty and the breaking

Had to lose myself to find out who you are

Before each beginning

There must be an ending

Sitting in the rubble

I can see the stars

This is the unmaking

This is the unmaking

Oh this is the unmaking

Had to lose myself

To find out who you are

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