The Seesaw of Trust and Worry

My word is a lamp unto your feet; My presence is a light unto your path

Psalm 119:105

As I head into the last true week of summer and plan to move ahead into a new school year, I am encountering an emotion that I am all-to familiar with: Fear and Worry.  I sit for what seems like hours sometimes just going over and over material and how to best present it and whether or not kids will like it and how will I engage my students most effectively.  I am reminded today of God’s great grace in my life as well as His desire that I trust in Him.  I am so thankful that the Word of God can bring light to my path…the only thing standing in the way is me.  It’s like there’s a great light shining on the path ahead and I am standing in front of it, looking into the darkness, searching for direction, never realizing that it is I who is blocking the lightTrust.001

Lord, help me today to stand aside.  To let your Word bring light to the path I am on, so that I can stop trusting in my blind self and rather reach the point of trusting that YOU go before me, planning my purpose and preparing students’ hearts for YOUR history.   When I move aside, YOU can accomplish your purpose and plan.  Bless my intentions, but easy my fear and worry in the weeks to come.  AMEN!!!


Posted on August 10, 2013, in Contemplations of a Teacher. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Amen! My Dad use to carry a card in his bible that read, “when I trust I do not worry, when I don’t trust I worry”.

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