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  • Writer's pictureColby Anderson

Your Morning Coffee 02/29/2024



Good morning!


Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father remind us that He is perfectly and eternally trustworthy. Father, I trust you! Help me to trust you! No matter what is happening to me, in me, and around me, help me to trust you. Father, my heart and mind so easily and so often run to doubt, to despair, to determining my own solutions. But without you, it always all falls apart. Father, in the name of your sweet son Jesus, and by He who lives within us, the Holy Spirit, draw us to your side, where we may trust in you and rest with you, in your grip. Amen.


Your Morning Song: "Trust In You" by Lauren Daigle


Your Morning Scripture: Proverbs 3:5


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

and do not lean on your own understanding.

...


What happens when you ask God to do something for you and He says no? What happens when you think God should make this happen for you, and He doesn't? What happens when God doesn't do and change and fix what we think He should?


What happens when God doesn't do what we think He should?


What happens when life happens, and we are heart-struck into unbearable stillness, where our prayers are more like groans, and we lay broken upon the grace of the Spirit?


What then?


Trust in the Lord with all of your heart.


No matter what happens, or, as is the case for many of us, doesn't happen, trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Someone you love dies. You are told that you will die. Your marriage is broken. You lose you job, you hate your job, you hate your self, you hate your life.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart.


No matter what.


I sincerely hope that you, the reader, aren't suffering as deeply as I'm giving examples of. I'm hoping that I'm just drawing boundaries on the map of your life right now, showing you that the answer to these greater, perhaps greatest pains, is the same answer to anything and everything lesser. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.


Even when you heart cries out against the Lord. Even when you don't understand. Even when you feel as if He has done all of this to you, trust Him.


And let's just check my stake in this "game" to see if what I'm saying to you has any substance to it. Maybe I'm just some young guy who has never suffered. Let's check my greatest pains, check my boundaries.


I've mentioned this before, but it remains relevant and infinitely valuable. A few years ago I was convinced that my son was going to die. We thought he had cancer. I've been a chaplain in a major hospital. I've counseled people who were about to lose their kids. I've prayed over dying babies. I've spoken brief encouragement to a young mother who was given just 45 minutes more with her son. I've sat with them after it was over. I've stepped in the fire, and lived there myself.


We've each of us been to our boundaries, to the edges of our map, where we are caught between trusting in God and leaning on our own aching, hurting, broken, desperate understanding.


I planned what I was going to say to my son before he died. And laid on the floor praying, "God please help me" over and over.


And before we found out that my son would live, after a scary surgery and months of waiting, God gave me the answer I needed.


"Trust in me."


And so I did. With all of my faith, hope, and love. With all of my doubt, terror, and heartache, I trusted. I trusted hard. I trusted desperately. I trusted like a drowning man trusts whatever he can grab on to. Because in the depths of our worst suffering, God is there. He can be trusted because He is perfectly good. Far beyond our understanding. We don't need to understand Him to trust Him.


We just need to make a choice. No matter what. That we will trust the only one who can be trusted in this way. With all our hearts.


No matter how heavy the hurt. No matter how long the drive. No matter how sleepless the nights. No matter how many the tears.


Our Heavenly Father, our savior Jesus, and our comforter the Holy Spirit, care more about our situation than we do.

And they are doing more for us, in us, and through us than we are.


Trust God.



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