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 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?