Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 8, 2019 cookies


Good morning, DearHeart.

It’s been a hard week for some of my friends. They shared of painful life events, asking for prayer that God would move and comfort. I found myself wishing I could somehow show up on their doorstep with a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies to visit for a few minutes. But, miles separated us.

That’s where God steps in. He fills the gaps. His Word spanned the distance as I read the words in front of me, “If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord and rely on your God.” (Isaiah 50:10, NLT)

When we are walking through dark times, may we trust and rely:

TRUST in the Lord.

RELY on your God.

Trust. God is calling us “to attach ourselves” to Him with a firmness that is unshakable. Need help with this? Picture your toddler, hanging onto your leg while you try to wash dishes. Remember the fierce grip? Yeah that … hold onto, attach yourself to God in just that way.

Rely. “It denotes an attitude of supporting oneself upon something.” Again, an image … It is similar to an older person needing the assistance of a cane or walker.

Wait on God.

Hang onto Him, letting Him lead and direct your paths.

Ask Him for wisdom and understanding.

Lean on Him with all your might, for waiting takes strength and courage.

Trust and rely.

He’s calling us to live just like this.

Wake up.

Trust and rely.