LIVE From Ft. Worth: Trust and Obey

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
Karen Loritts is a great storyteller. She began her True Woman ’10 message by describing the large “FAMILY” and “BELIEVE” signs in her kitchen. She had just purchased a third plaque for her stove—one that says “TRUST”—when God gave her a “crisis buffet.” 
 
Her family had just enjoyed a three-hour birthday buffet, when Karen’s husband told her, “Honey, something awful has happened to our family.” 
 
Karen expressed disbelief, and then despair, as she learned that her family had been victimized by someone they’d known for over 20 years. 
 
No one could console her. Night and day she cried, walking from room to room crying out, “Jesus, help us! Help us! Help us!” 
 
That’s when God led her to Proverbs 28:26:
 
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
 
Karen knew she had an option. It was as if God was asking her, “Are you going to be a fool and rely on yourself to fix what you cannot fix, or do you want deliverance by walking as a wise woman?”
 
God seemed to just reinforce this question with that “TRUST” sign that stared imposingly at her from the stove. As many times as she would’ve liked to have thrown it to the floor, she decided it would stay put, and she would choose to “trust and obey.”   
 
How about you? I’m sure you need deliverance in certain areas of your life. Will you be a wise woman who puts all her trust in the peace of Christ, and waits on Him for His promised deliverance?  
 
In the words of that old song, it’s the only way “to be happy in Jesus.”  
 
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God (Col. 3:15-17).

About the Author

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller is a gifted communicator with a tenacious commitment to Scripture coupled with a compassionate, loving voice. She enjoys connecting with and welcoming people so they feel safe, valued, and deeply loved. People describe her as “wise,” “relatable,” and "fiercely gentle."

God has captured Paula’s heart, and she is passionate about sharing life-changing, gospel truths through the lens of her everyday, ordinary life as a wife, mom, neighbor, and church member. Paula is an insatiably curious, lifelong learner, so beware: she tends to ask a lot of questions of everyone near her (being careful not to overwhelm).
She served with Revive Our Hearts for fifteen years and wrote Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. You can catch her writing on PaulaWrites.com.

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