I am back at home, after a wonderful weekend, winding down with a cup of coffee, (or maybe I should say, gearing up for a new week). My oldest daughter gave me a new coffee mug for my birthday so I am going to sit at the computer and enjoy drinking from my new mug.
This year when she went to Bible camp she took some of her own money. Her dad and I both have summer birthdays so she decided to get us each a gift. I was very surprised that she didn't come home with a bag full of treasures for herself. She decided to spend her money on us.
My coffee mug has a scripture on it from Jeremiah. It reads, But blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8
This scripture really hits close to home this morning. Whenever I think of a year of drought, it takes me back to our first year in Mobridge. We are coming close to our 3rd Anniversary of our move to this wonderful little town.
The decision to move here was not an easy one. A lot of trust was put on the Lord when the decision was made and the boxes were getting packed. Looking back we can see how God worked everything out in His timing.
When Chad was asked to consider Mobridge, we decided to take a little road trip to this little South Dakota town. We both have lived in South Dakota our entire lives, but this was new territory for us. As we were approaching town, we started to see less crops in the fields and less green in the pastures. This area of the state was experiencing drought.
It was really hard to see. As we drove through town, there were a lot of yards that didn't even have green grass. We drove home kind of quiet that day. We had it all figured out, how much money that new job had to be, the exact type of house we wanted to buy.
God had a different plan. The job was less money, the house we were looking for, we didn't find. . . We decided to trust in God and we moved anyway.
That fall, this area started to get rain. The house we bought is turning out to be exactly what we needed. My husband got a promotion. But blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.
As circumstances happen in our lives, it is so easy to try to work them out for our own good. What do you need to leave in God's hands today?
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