Posts with the tag “trusting”

Finding Peace in Obedience
by Ed Newton on March 15th, 2024
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6   Life has a way of throwing unexpected challenges our way, leaving us feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. In those moments when uncertainty looms large and we're left wondering how it's all going to play out, it's easy to succumb ...  Read More
Embracing Purpose in Pain
by Ed Newton on March 11th, 2024
"But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive." - Genesis 50:20   Life's journey is a winding road, filled with peaks and valleys, victories and defeats. There are moments of joy and moments of pain, times of celebration and times of sorrow. Yet, in the midst of it all, there is a profound truth to hol...  Read More
Trusting the Omniscient Guide
by Ed Newton on February 19th, 2024
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." - Isaiah 55:8-9    In the realm of trust, God invites us to surrender to His omniscient gaze. He sees the entirety of our lives, while we only perceive the fragment right before us. Understandin...  Read More
Going All In on God's Calling
by Ed Newton on January 31st, 2024
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11   Have you ever made the decision to go all in on God’s calling for your life? This is different than giving your life to Christ. While that is the first step (and the most important), it is not the only step of obedience God calls us to take. At some poin...  Read More
One Step at a Time
by Ed Newton on January 1st, 2024
"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." - Psalm 119:105   Life's journey often feels like a long road through unfamiliar territory, and at times, we long for a detailed road map to guide us through every twist and turn. Yet, God doesn't require us to see the entire road map before we embark on our journey of faith. Instead, He invites us to take one step at a time, trusting in His g...  Read More
Advancing Deeper in Faith
by Ed Newton on September 13th, 2023
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." - 2 Peter 3:18 (ESV)   As we embark on our journey of faith, we are called to continually take our spiritual lives to the next level. Our walk with God is not meant to remain stagnant; it is a dynamic and transformative experience that leads us to deeper intimac...  Read More
Are You Waiting on God or Is God Waiting on You
by Ed Newton on August 31st, 2023
Isaiah 30:18 (NIV) - "Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!"   In our journey of faith, there are times when we find ourselves in a season of waiting. We often ask, "Am I waiting on God?" But have you considered that it might be the other way around? Sometimes, it is actually G...  Read More
Relinquishing Control to God
by Ed Newton on August 13th, 2023
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) - "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."   Trusting God requires us to relinquish control. It means acknowledging that our human understanding is limited and surrendering our plans, desires, and fears into His capable hands. When we release our grip on control and tru...  Read More
Having All the Answers
by Ed Newton on April 21st, 2023
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” - Proverbs 3:5  Have you ever had a big idea about something you wanted to do, and you just got so excited to share it with the people who would be involved in this big idea? You had thought about it for some time now, and you were sure this is what you wanted to do. So you went to the people, whether it was your frien...  Read More
Fear of The Unknown
by Ed Newton on December 9th, 2022
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” - Romans 8:28  Has God given you clarity in your life? Has He made it clear what you need to be doing and what path you should be pursuing? You might say, “Yes Pastor, God has made it clear but...” And that is where the fear comes in.  We can get so creativ...  Read More

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