Jesus Calling #16

Right when I read this excerpt from the Jesus Calling devotional, I knew I had to share. This is a really good word and I hope it ministers to someone today. If you have missed my other Jesus Calling posts or have never read the devotional, just a reminder that this is from the perspective of Jesus speaking to you.

Trust Me in times of confusion – when things don’t make sense and nothing you do seems to help. This type of trust delights Me, because I know it is real. Invite Me to enter into your struggles – to be ever so close to you. Though other people may not really understand what you’re going through, I understand perfectly. Find comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your struggles. I am with you, watching over you (Genesis 28:15) continually.

Long-term trials can drain you of energy and hope, making it hard for you to keep trusting Me. But I have given you a wonderful Helper (John 15:26), the Holy Spirit, who never runs out of strength. You can ask for His help, praying: “I trust You, Jesus; help me, Holy Spirit.” Instead of trying to resolve all your problems, simply rest in My Presence. Trust that there is a way forward, even though you can’t yet see it. I am providing a good way for you, though it is bumpy at times. When the road is rough, cling all the more tightly to Me. As your soul clings to Me, my right hand upholds you (Psalm 63:8). 

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17 Comments
  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 09:35h, 25 July Reply

    Ah, so good! I’m working on resting in His presence! Thanks for sharing, Caroline!

  • Mia @ MakeMeUpMia
    Posted at 10:24h, 25 July Reply

    This is the best devotional, it’s carried me through so much and has stopped my in my tracks at times. Such a comforting part of each day 🙂

  • Morgan
    Posted at 10:43h, 25 July Reply

    Truth, This is an excellent word! LOVE IT, NEEDED IT!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 11:04h, 25 July Reply

    I knew someone who needed that today. Thanks girl!

  • Angela
    Posted at 13:21h, 25 July Reply

    Love this! Jesus Calling can always speak right to my heart!

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 14:59h, 25 July Reply

    Such a verse of peace and comfort. Thanks for sharing!

  • Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 15:17h, 25 July Reply

    This is great! When the road is rough, cling more tightly to me. I am so bad about this. This is usually when I question God more. I need to stop. I need to look to Him. Thanks Caroline. Definitely needed this. 🙂

  • Lisa
    Posted at 18:19h, 25 July Reply

    Love Jesus Calling. The Holy Spirit really worked through her in that book. Thanks for sharing!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 00:53h, 26 July Reply

    Beautiful, affirming words! Especially for times of uncertainty. So thankful for you and the precious things you share here. 🙂

  • Natalie
    Posted at 09:52h, 26 July Reply

    Beautiful❤️

  • Charity
    Posted at 10:32h, 26 July Reply

    This is one of my favorite devotionals and perfect for today. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and timely word.

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 09:36h, 27 July Reply

    I love this! I’ve been eyeing the Jesus Calling devotional, is it really, really, really good? Based upon this post, it looks good. I like a good devotional to provoke thought and provide inspiration. I have the children’s one for my daughter, we do it daily for her homeschooling.

    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a blessed day.
    xoxo

  • Elisha
    Posted at 15:44h, 27 July Reply

    I have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. Check it out here twiny! xo

    http://waitingforbabybird.com/2014/07/27/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 14:09h, 28 July Reply

    so very beautiful, caroline. thank you for sharing this with us <3

  • Kristin
    Posted at 19:17h, 28 July Reply

    I love how “spot on” Jesus Calling is every time I open its pages. This is my favorite: Though other people may not really understand what you’re going through, I understand perfectly. Find comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your struggles. I am with you, watching over you continually. Wow, how blessed we are to have a God who understands us perfectly and even still, in our struggles, He never leaves our side! Thank you for sharing Caroline!

  • Gen Delali
    Posted at 06:06h, 29 July Reply

    o, i have to get this devotional! speaks straight to my heart! thanks for sharing this, Caroline. i’ve been keeping you and Colby in my prayers. 🙂

  • Finley
    Posted at 05:29h, 31 July Reply

    Every time I read your posts Caroline it just urges me to draw closer to Him…..thank you lovely lady you make my journey that much better xx

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