Threads of Trust
Darning our tattered little minds and tired little hearts with threads of trust, not in our circumstances, but in our God. These are the survival guide-notes of one battle-worn Christian to another.
Darn (verb): “mend (knitted material or a hole in this) by weaving yarn across the hole with a needle”
These are the times that I take out His promises and darn them across my heart’s worries and doubts.
This is when I claim and THANK Him for all of the promises of His character in prayer: “I know you are: faithful (though it doesn’t seem so right now), my provider (though it seems like the rug is being pulled out), my peace (though I am shivering with fear). Thank You for all of these things.”
It is in this affirmation of the goodness of His character that the enemy of our souls scampers away and our faith is brightened and reinforced. He comes and kneels right there beside us in strengthening Spirit, warming our hearts with comfort and provision.
“Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” – Psalm 94:17-19 NIV
“Rejoice always, pray continually, GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
(If we are ever confused as to what God’s will is for our lives, this is a small, simple start we can practically apply at any moment.)
It seems counter intuitive to give praise in the midst of trial, but this is the secret sauce of the Christian life.