"Jesus, I Trust in You!"
This has been a reoccurring "theme" in my life lately especially the past year. It even came up as my penance this past Divine Mercy Sunday after being my Holy Week reflection. I still get goosebumps at how the Holy Spirit seems to do that sort of thing!
Sure, in the past, I said, "Yes, I trust God, " and did occasionally put things in His hands, but quickly took them back as soon as things got a little tough and "fixed" them myself. Then when "my fix" didn't quite work, He always showed up to take whatever it was back and make it right. If only I would have truly trusted, I could have avoided all sorts of anxiety and stress in the last thirty-something years of my life.
As my "faithful readers" (Ha! That's funny!) know, we took a leap of faith last year that set the ball rolling full speed ahead in our family life. Things have been happening in our lives that we could never have imagined happening. I really haven't had time to actually sit down and reflect on everything until this past Holy Week. I was overwhelmed by all the blessings we had received because we simply said, "Yes, Jesus, I Trust in You!" I saw all the times that we questioned God's calling, and how blessed we were when we eventually said, "OK, I trust you."
I realized that the more we truly trusted and followed His will, the happier, less stressed we became. Things that used to worry and stress me out, don't really seem to matter much anymore. I'm not perfect and neither is our life, but it is so much easier now that we follow Christ more closely even things that are VERY difficult seem to be easy with His lead!