By Melissa Holmlund
When I was 12 years old, my father gave me a poster with a picture of a strong hand holding onto the ropes of a swing. A girl is sitting on the swing, her long blond hair blowing behind her, a huge smile on her face.
Written across the poster behind the swinging girl is written Proverbs 3:5-7 in small print. At the top of the poster is written, “Will you trust me?” At the bottom of the poster my dad wrote, “The heavenly Father is fully trustworthy.”
While growing up and into my adult years, I’ve struggled with fear. All sorts of fears. I knew God’s love, but still I struggled with fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of what might happen, fear of what might not happen. Learning to allow God’s perfect love to cast out fear and learning to trust in the Lord has brought tremendous joy and freedom in my life.
Read Proverbs 3:5-7 today. Before reading, ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten your understanding and to speak the truths that He wants you to hear. What are the truths that jumped out to you? Write them down, talk about them, and pray through them.
Our heavenly Father is fully trustworthy!