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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Can you trust God?

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

by Mary May Larmoyeux

Life can sure be tough in the 21st century, for us and for our grandkids.

Where can someone go for comfort in a world that seems to be travelling at the speed of life? A world that is filled with much joy, but also much sorrow. A world of war ... and peace, life-long marriages ... and divorce, good health ... and death that comes far too soon.

Thinking about these things brings me to one word: trust. What exactly is it anyway?

I love what James MacDonald says in his Bible study called MasterWork:

"God did not design our DNA with the ability to carry the future. The only place to focus my thought is on today.

"Trust means you anchor your heart in the reality of God's awareness of your situation."

Picture tying an anchor to your heartan anchor to Almighty God. Grasp the fact that He is aware of everything that passes through life. Yes, everything.

A dear friend's little girl has been struggling for life these past few days. I'm reminded that even though it's not easy, when we allow our lives to be anchored on God, we can experience the promise of Isaiah 26:3, "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you."

Not matter what you or your friends are facing today, no matter what your grandchild is facing, one thing is certain: God is not surprised.

He is able,

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Anonymous said...

I will pray for the little girl. - Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Thanks, Rita! She's still a very sick little girl but it looks like she'll be okay. Please keep praying. -- Mary