-by Mary May Larmoyeux– A very common question is “Can I trust God?” And I was recently reminded of the answer while driving from my country home to Little Rock. Fog filled the valleys and hovered over rivers and ponds. And when I drove up to a fog-covered bridge, I thought about my upcoming retirement.
Is it really time to cross over to this new phase of life? There are so many questions that sometimes swirl through my mind. Am I retiring at the right time? How about limited finances? And what are some lasting ways that I can invest in my grandchildren’s lives?
The answer to these questions is the same one I come to when crossing a fog-covered bridge: trust what I know. For many decades I have trusted the expertise of civil engineers when driving on highways, freeways, and bridges. Every time I’ve driven over a fog-covered bridge, I’ve continued safely to the other side.
In life, instead of trusting civil engineers, I’ve learned to put my confidence in God. And when I look back, I can trace a history of His never-ending faithfulness. When my husband and I downsized because of financial concerns, He led us to the perfect home. And He allowed our premature son to live. Even when my mother breathed her last breath, I saw God do so much good in our family.
For years of traveling back and forth from my home to the office, I’ve found that the road continues beyond the fog-covered bridge. Over and over again I have come to this conclusion by going through the fog.
What about you? What are you facing now that requires you to trust God and His ways instead of relying on your own feelings and perceptions? How has He answered your past prayers?
No matter what the future holds, remember Who holds it. Cling to the truth that God does not change (Hebrews 13:8). May we find peace and contentment by trusting His past faithfulness… even when we can’t clearly see what lies ahead.
© 2017 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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