|Ruby Joy Bradley|
We laughed, talked, and passed her from person to person, but she didn’t stir. She wasn’t worried. She wasn’t afraid we were going to drop her. She wasn’t bothered by our noise. Ruby was the picture of complete trust and repose.
This has become a picture of my goal this New Year. I want to rest in my Savior’s arms with complete trust in 2012. Like Ruby, I want to relax and rest in Him, knowing He will meet all my needs for love, safety, and well being. In the past, the noises of the world, the enemy, and my own thoughts have startled me and knifed my heart with fear. This year, I want to be secure in Jesus instead.
My favorite definition for faith is: “resting your full weight.” When we go in a room and sit down, we don’t inspect our chair first to see if it’s sturdy enough to hold us. We place our full weight in it, never doubting it will do its job. Why then, would I doubt my Father’s ability to hold me? He is infinite in power and faithful in His love.
Would our Heavenly Father do any less for us in this coming year? Are you resting your full weight in His arms?
You and I may not be fresh out of the box, but 2012 is a new year full of blank pages for us to fill. I don’t know about you, but I want to fill every day with trust, courage, love, hope, joy, wisdom, and helping others find their way.
Happy New Year to you all! May 2012 be the year that you release your fears and past mistakes to God, and rest your full weight in Him. He will care for you.