Please join us over the next several weeks as we journey through this Advent season. We will be hearing from many of our City Church staff as well as members of the congregation as we all ponder the mysteries of this season. Today’s contribution comes from City Church member, Danielle Tucker.
Over the past year, and leading straight up into the Advent season, has been a time of learning what it means to truly trust in the Lord for our little family - trusting in the Lord to be faithful, to keep His promises, to provide, to take care of us. The list can go on and on depending on our situation or season of life. How difficult it must have been for the Jewish people to trust in the Lord during their centuries of waiting or even once their Savior had come, but just not quite in the way they expected.
I believe one of the most important lessons we can learn is to fully trust in Him and His timing. Our life circumstances rarely turn out as we expect them to, when we expect them to and yet, we can usually look back and see how our Father weaved everything together perfectly and better than we could have imagined. That’s the delight of trusting in the Lord! When you believe He will take your imperfect life and use it for His perfect plan. That kind of trust is so incredibly difficult to learn but something that takes you to a place of joy and life-giving peace once you embrace it.
What are you waiting on that you need to give to the Lord this Advent season? How can you get to a place of being able to say, “I trust you, Lord” in each and every moment? During Advent, I urge you to meditate on the words of Mary in the first chapter of Luke:
- “I am the Lord’s servant….may your word to me be fulfilled.” (verse 38)
- “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…” (verse 46)
- “The Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name.” (verse 49)
I want to trust in the Lord the way Mary did. I want to glorify His name no matter what life brings. Do you?