Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me.
I stand here looking at some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen, and I’m noticing the changes in color and the multitude of leaves that have fallen to the ground. It is indeed the Fall season, and with this season many different trees understand that their leaves will fall off and they will be exposed, until the Spring time when they return green and ready to provide shade from the heat.
Just as we trust and believe that those trees will regrow new leaves come Spring season, we must learn to trust and believe that God and Jesus will always provide us with the means to make it through any situation, and grow from it, starting anew in a new season of our life. No it won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible. Allow your leaves to fall where they may, and smile, because in your new season new leaves will grow in their place. With those new leaves come wisdom and layers of God’s transformational goodness.
Those lyrics are so profound yet simplistic, even when you’re afraid, in pain, feel alone, just smile because you know that Jesus and God are right there with you helping you. Each step you take, each hurdle you overcome, each door you push open, each window of opportunity you crawl through…smile, because God made a way out of what you perceived to be “no way”.
Father, there are days when I open my eyes a few times in the morning, each time knowing that I should have risen and started my day; but each time I ignorantly and selfishly craved more sleep. My days are limited, yet I gamble with them like I will be walking in the flesh here for another 100 years.
I apologize Father for my casualness. I know that on those days, I had rested enough and was more than capable of rising and starting my day earlier than normal. From now on I promise to rise when I awake the very first time; whether that be daybreak or earlier, I won’t squander the time.
Father, I won’t and can’t lie to You and say that I’m not troubled, not saddened and frustrated at times-–at myself, at my circumstances, and at the valleys and mountains that I encounter regularly. I realize that change comes with a price, something must go before something new comes in.
Touch and warm my heart. Calm the pressure in my chest Father. Release the tension in my neck and shoulders. Soothe the cramps throughout my body. Calm my fears Lord. Bring me peace within that I may embrace this change and walk upright, ready for my next adventure—my next demonstration—my next testimony.
In Your name and in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
I pray for all of you, all of us!
Your sister in Christ,