Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cotton-Pickin' Faith

I admit it…I’m a city girl.
Before we moved here, I had no idea what it takes to be a farmer.
Now that I know several cotton farmers, I can tell you
 I don’t know how they do it!!
So much about their livelihood is completely out of their control.
Will it rain?
Will it flood?
Will it freeze too early?
Will it get hot too early in the spring?
Will the drought increase the infestation of some cotton-destroying bug?
They place their security solidly on the Solid Rock.
Their cotton-pickin’ faith is unswerving. Unshakeable.
All this makes my head spin.
See, I’m a control freak.
Anyone out there with me?
We all have our life’s-out-of-control panic faces.
We won’t admit it, but this is what we think:
I can handle this situation better than God can.
I know what I need better than God does.
My plans are better than His.
These farmers plant their feet firmly on God’s faithfulness.
They trust Him with their lives.
There’ve been years of drought – and still they trust Him.
There’ve been early freezes – and still they trust Him.
There've been years of poor harvests - and still they trust Him.
We plant our feet firmly on uncertainty.
We hesitate to trust Him.
What will happen if I surrender my tomorrows to God?
Will He take care of me if I let go of my plans?
There’ve been hard times in the past; can I trust Him with my future?

How can we forget?
  • God is Love.
  • God is Faithful.
  • God is Trustworthy.
  • God is Wisdom.
  • God is Strength.
God is Smarter than we are.
And isn’t that a GOOD thing!
How has God proven to you that you can trust Him?


  1. A friend of mine just told me the same thing--don't worry, leave it all to God. But I'm a control freak, too, and I'm an excessive worrier...but...

    All excuses. God's in control. You're SO right! And God's way of doing things is always so much cooler than I would've done, anyway! So I shouldn't worry...and let God handle things in a cool way. :)

    Thanks so much for the post!

    1. He's in control, whether I like it or not, right? I try telling Him what to do but, most of the time, He won't listen.

      And when I look back, I'm SO glad! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. you hit it right on the nose. Trust is not easy when I know what is best. (ha ha)

    1. Why do we always think we know what's best? You'd think past experience would've taught us better. Praise the Lord He is patient!