Day 11: Teach Me To Trust (The Weekend Brew) — 49 Comments

  1. Barbie, I’m sorry that you’re in the middle of a battle, but that only means that God’s got something good for you. You are a threat to the enemy, especially because of your devotion to our Lord, and hosting this Weekend Brew. I pray that you will continue to keep your eyes focused on Him.

  2. I so relate to all of this, my friend. ANd one verse that I love to remind myself of in 2 Peter 1:3 – wher it says all things pertaining to life…because not only the spiritual life but LIFE in general. Like our basic needs….I hate to say this because we are still living it…but, medical bills still piling, and unsure of the future…and yet, He calls us to peace. I don’t get it , Barbie but it’s there. SO with you in the journey. With love and prayers for all of the unknown things…and our trust in the One who is known, bu us! HUgs!

  3. I am praying your words of trusting in God with you today. Allowing God to be our everything and to teach us what it means to really trust Him in all can be difficult. Leaning into Him and allowing Him to catch you when you fall, sounds easy but takes blind faith. Releasing it all to Him is where the rubber meets the road. God is enough and God will provide. Love you, friend!

  4. I hate that panicky fearful feeling when you can’t see a way out! The enemy loves to take advantage of us in times of trouble. Oh, how we’ve been in situations like that! Things didn’t always turn out the way we thought they would, but I can honestly say, they always worked out for our good. God has never failed us yet, and He won’t start now as the song goes!

  5. I started to leave a comment earlier and was interrupted. I can see you clearly, Barbie, snuggled up against His chest. Can you see His wings covering you? Feel them against your cheek, like the kisses of an angel? I know the fear feels real. But the reality is, you are secure, beloved. Covered by His blood, and protected in His embrace. Praying for you.

  6. I was just talking with a friend this week about how when we aren’t diligent to make time to connect with God, it is so much harder to have hope and perspective and trust in our circumstances. I know this in my head, but then I forget over and over again. Praying that He meets you during this time and it is one of your sweetest times of knowing His great care and tenderness towards you.

  7. Praying for you today Barbie! Blessings on your day and may you trust Him more and more as you go. I posted a link to encourage you, but the caption under the thumbnail say’s ‘Walk by Fait’ instead of ‘Walk by Faith’. LOL! Which is the opposite of what I wanted to convey, but I’m sure you understand. Thanks for this encouraging post for me to trust Him more as well.

  8. Oh Barbie, this is the second post I have read today about “running away from fear”. The first post talked about emotionally leaving even when it LOOKS like we are present..and then there is yours. Oh this truth that God is speaking. I think God is trying to say something to me..what do ya think!? Haha Thanks for always sharing in such refreshing honesty and for baring your heart so that as we come to read here, we all can too!

  9. This is so hard, Barbie…I’m so sorry you and your family are experiencing this. But you are right! Our God is bigger! I’m praying that He gives you comfort during this season as you trust in Him.

    Blessings, Joan

  10. Barbie, I so relate to what yo are saying here…. Unemployment except for occasional temp jobs these last several years, and not much coming in. And trying to market my work. Yesterday I was feeling the same way… sometimes the people I’m trying to interest in my work just seem to think it is a hobby, and I feel like I’m’ pushing too much. Where is money going to come from to pay bills? God reminds me, keep thanking Him for what I do not yet see, that He has open doors for us beyond our imagination. I stand in agreement prayer with you too!

  11. Dear Barbie,
    I have fallen into that fear cycle many times where things that I just can’t control get ahead of me. You are right, when we take our eyes off of the Lord, our only true source of provision and abundance then we are looking at the wrong thing. We are looking at the mountain looming in front of us and it grows daily ( sometimes by the minute) out of proportion so that we begin to doubt whether God can really get us over it. But for God’s amazing grace, isn’t that a beautiful sound, He comes in and rescues us from this mess we often make of our faith and shows us the way around, over or through that mountain.
    Praying for mustard seed faith to move mountains and for windfall blessing to bring hope and recharge you for the journey.

  12. Hi Barbie, Today is my first time to visit The Weekend Brew. I am touched by your honesty and willingness to be open. That is not an easy thing to do and I know that God will bless it in your own life and the lives of others. I’ve posted an older link (item 12 in the link up) that contains a scripture God gave me during an overwhelming time in my life. I hope it eases your heart as it does mine.
    Wishing you God’s best,
    Nice to meet you.

    • Thank you Jennifer. I am believing for the breakthrough to come this week. Thank you for your prayers. I need to catch up on your blog!

  13. I don’t know how to grab a button. I’d love to post yours on my site. Also I didn’t mean to post my own picture, but they didn’t give me other options. Have a great day! It’s kind of you to let us link here.

    • Sharon, I sent you a Facebook message about the button. Let me know if you need help. Thanks for linking up with The Weekend Brew.

  14. Barbie, I will not be with the weekend brew for the month of October. I have dedicated my blog to the Lord for the 40th anniversary of Berea House. I am doing legacy stories and testimonies. Love ya and so excited about God is doing in your life.

  15. Barbie. Be of good cheer, for the Lord your God is with you:

    The truth is, it takes faith to trust Him.
    It takes a sacrifice to yield.
    It takes an effort to be grateful.

    He comes to the bowed head.
    He touches the yielded heart.
    Composing praise moves us into the holy

    A miracle is released in the sacrifice of praise.
    Trembling lips feel the full-faced touch of the Sovereign.
    Life is abundant just because He’s in it.

    We trust Him.
    We trust Him for beauty we do not see.
    We trust Him for songs we do not hear.

    He is working all things out for our good.
    He is faithful in His faithfulness.
    He is glorious in His majesty.

    He is amazing in His redemption.
    He is right in His salvation.
    He is true to Himself.

    In the sacrifice of praise we allow Him to work.
    In the sacrifice of praise His plans are perfected in us.
    In the sacrifice of praise He is working all things out for our good.

  16. Saying a prayer for you in this time of transition. I find trust is one of the hardest parts of change – and trusting God about finances is one of the toughest ones for me. Praying for His provision for you and that He’ll illuminate a path of next steps for you.

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