Thursday, May 28, 2020

We Can Trust Him

In May of 1973, at age 19, I accepted a proposal of marriage from a 20 year old boy.  We were married not quite a year later.  His parents had planned to raze the old house that had stood empty on their property for over ten years, and thought perhaps to build an A-frame or bring in a trailer to be our first home.  But I walked around inside the old wreck of a house, and loved the high ceilings and upstairs gables.  My father examined it carefully and pronounced the foundation sound; the little house had what we would now call "good bones."  

I've been cleaning out closets the past couple of weeks and have gone through several boxes of photos.  I found the photo on the left and then, today I noticed a photo taken from nearly the same angle just a couple of weeks ago.  The comparison was astounding.  I put the two photos side by side and labeled them: “1974” on the one and “2020” on the other.  

The thought came, “The Lord’s vision is always 20/20.” 

When he sends us into situations that are challenging, he knows the end of the story.  He always has a plan that is formed according to His perfect love for us.  We can trust Him when our lives are difficult, because He’s in control.  God always has a plan, and it is a good plan, and we can trust in Him. 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
-Jeremiah 29:11-

But I trust in you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
 My times are in your hands...
-Psalm 31:14-15-


  1. Wow! Incredible changes between 1974 and the present. You and your husband have created a beautiful home. How wise of that young woman you were to see the possibilities. God is good.

    1. If it was wisdom, it was the Lord's and not my own. Grace is what it was! Every older and wiser person in my life was hesitant. I remember working first to win my father over and then everyone else shrugged and went with it...they knew better than I the obstacles we would face. But I have never regretted it. I'll never have a new house, I don't think, but I've sure been blessed in this one that the Lord provided me all those years ago when I had gumption beyond my years to claim His gift!