God Desires Our Trust (even in the chaos)

I mentioned Sunday that I sense that God has been working in significant ways in our midst in recent days. Testimonies of lives being transformed, of people being healed emotionally/psychologically and physically, of spiritual passion being restored, are being told. I want to celebrate what God has done and give him glory for his loving power displayed. So, if you happen to have a story of how God has worked in your life recently--or even in the past--I'd love to hear about it.

I recognize that sometimes people feel uncomfortable sharing how God has worked in their lives, fearing they won't express it articulately enough. But let me reassure you, if God is working in your life, and your life is different because of it, you don't need to be an expert communicator. Just tell your story. You can respond as simply as the blind man Jesus healed in John 9:25 who was questioned by the Jewish leaders and said, "One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”

One last word. Some of you reading this may feel as if you don't have a profound story of healing or life change. It may be that you are walking closely with God--and have been for some time--but there is no radical story to tell. My response is simply, praise God, for that, too! Nobody's story looks the same as someone else's. Every story and encounter with God is as unique as the person God has created. So, never feel less than if your story doesn't have all the elements of someone else's. Rather, there are two responses that I believe are healthy to keep in mind: 1.) Celebrate with those who have had God work in their lives (Romans 12:15), and 2.) Be encouraged that the God we serve can do amazing things in your life, as well, if the need arises!

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