So today’s blog maybe a little longer than usual do to the need to let go of some raw emotions I have been feeling since my daughter’s accident. As many of you know, our 10 year old daughter was in the hospital over the weekend with 3 fractured ribs and a punctured lung due to a horse accident. She was playing with our horses when one tripped and stumbled into my daughter, knocking her down, and then accidentally stepping on her chest. There is nothing worse than hearing your daughter scream as she runs toward you, with a bloody mouth and then collapses right before your eyes! It was horrible! And in that moment, all I knew to do was get her to the hospital and pray!
Many times in our lives we are faced with circumstances that remind us that we are not in control and to trust. I can’t tell you how many times I have spoken the word “trust” to my husband, family members, and friends. Circumstances like: moving due to a change in jobs, financial loss due to the economy, unwanted divorce, being a single parent; but NOTHING—-NOTHING causes you to pause and ask yourself this question, “will I trust”—–than when you see your own child being loaded in an ambulance!
Proverbs 3:5 reminds us to “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” And at a moment like that, TRUST is all you can do. Trust that God is with her, trust that it’s not her time to go, trust that the Dr.s know what to do—trust that God is looking down on you and has it under control……because I don’t. Sometimes we don’t understand “why” something happens, or why it happens to “good” people, but we do know that we can trust God! I love how God gives us just the right verse at just the right time……. to calm our hearts and minds into knowing that no matter what, we can trust that He is there with us!
My daughter ended up having a chest tube put in her left lung but by the next day her lung was completely back to normal. We were headed home with a few cuts and bruises, but one very healthy and strong little girl. As one of my friends prayed over her, she reminded her that God is always holding us in the palm of His hand! No matter what storms we may have faced, will face, or are facing right now—-God is holding us!
As I sat beside my daughters bedside these past few days, I would be lying if I told you I didn’t ask God why. I think we all do when we are faced with difficult decisions and I think it’s ok to ask why as long as we aren’t challenging God’s sovereignty! There is always something for us to learn when we are faced with trying times. But the ultimate test once we ask: will we listen, and ultimately will we TRUST?
What is God wanting you to TRUST Him with this week?Trust: A word easier said than done!