So this weekend, I began to worry WAY TOO MUCH. The Lord knows all things, like what I’ll have for lunch. He knows all my troubles, and he’s already helping; he knows that when I lose my mind, that in my head, I’m yelping. Don’t worry, he assures me, because he already knows. He sees where I’m going and that I’ll try to write prose. Just trust me, he tells me, because sometimes I don’t want to hear. If I trust someone else, I become full of fear! Anna, he says my name with comforting compassion. God knows all of me; for it was me he hand-fashioned.
So I’ll trust my Father God, for he knows what’s best. He’ll lead me and guide me and remind me how much I’m blessed. It’s really silly that I try, for on my own I’d die. I’m depending on Jesus with everything, for I know he can do anything. I’m trusting that I’ll have a safe summer, that God will protect me, a drummer, who likes to rhyme. (And you’ve seen it work out smoothly, some of the time.) I trust that I, the one who likes to find smiles, will have a nice drive over hours and miles. Though my MS feels worse than the past, I trust that God will give me strength to last.
I leave for 2012 Milwaukee Summer Project on Wednesday. I am trusting and depending like never before, all the way! You’re invited to be part of my prayer team, which would mean: pray that I might have a safe drive on Wednesday; pray that in the week of staff training we’ll hear God’s say. Pray that as the Project begins, all involved will find in Christ kins. =) Pray that as staff, we’ll let Jesus speak through us, that all of the students will gain what Jesus has to offer and teach; plus, pray all the students will learn and grow like crazy, that the Lord will use them and call them for surely.
I am so excited for what this summer will bring. Jesus Christ reigns, which is reason in itself to sing! I smile for all the work God is doing; in the inner-city and down the street, he is actively pursuing!
Smiling always and filled with trust and praise, Anna =)^2