Friday, October 14, 2011

Friendly Friday: Unity Faith Miller

First, I want to apologize for my absence this week. I've been feeling terrible, so if you could keep me and my pregnancy health in your prayers, I'd really appreciate it!

Also, next week I'll be unplugging entirely, but you'll have some very special posts from some great writers. It'll be a Week of Wisdom. These people have all had life experiences that give them unique wisdom on a topic, and they're going to share their wisdom with you. Pretty cool of them, right? So be sure to check it out!

Now, today's Friendly Friday post comes from one of the most heartfelt women I met at She Speaks, Unity Faith Miller. Unity is a writer and speaker who has such a pure heart for God, and she shares some of her wonderful heart here with us today! She's a new blogger, too, over at A Woman's Heart: Pouring Out What is Poured In

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Unity Faith Miller

Letting Go and Trusting God

Trust is such a big thing, especially when you have put your trust in others and have been let down time after time. I have struggled with trusting God completely with my life for a long time, so imagine how my trust is with other people.

I recommitted my life to the Lord in May 2006. It was different then when I asked Him into my heart as a child. God is not this far-off being who just watches as our lives unfold. He wants so much more than that from us. He wants to be our friend, our healer, our Abba father, and more. My life took a whole new turn, but in doing so, I had to trust the Lord. That was—and still is—hard for me at times.

You see, I blamed Him for things that happened in my childhood, and, until recently, I have come to realize He did not want those things to happen to me. He was there carrying me through those things, as the people who were given His free will decided to use it to abuse me.

Now I have such a deeper and different relationship with Our Holy Father than before. I love Him and want to glorify Him with my life. But I have one problem: I still sometimes find it hard to trust Him completely. I tend to pray for Him to help in a situation, but then I try to “help” Him along, never leaving Him to work alone. So, instead of being blessed, I experience another storm in my life.

Recently, I was on this roller coaster of trust and questioning the Lord again, when He pointed me to something He lead me to a couple of years ago. It is this little card that is entitled "Let Go and Let God:"

“As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
because He was my friend.
But then, instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help,
with ways that were my own.
At last, I snatched them back and
cried, “How can you be so slow?”
“My child,” He said, “What could I do? You never did let go.””
by GAMZ

As I read this card to myself, tears began to fall. I realized that is what I was doing, and I really needed to let go. The Lord also led me to Proverbs 3:5 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

What does this all mean? To me it means I need to “Let Go and Let God” and to trust Him. I do not need to understand, for I am human and am fallible. He wishes to bless us, so we need to have faith and to trust Him. Completely.


8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post. Unity It's so neat to get to know you better through your words here after seeing your photos and comments on FB. Thanks for your vulnerability and for the reminder to trust in Him for everything today. Blessings....

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  2. @ Laurie Wallin Thank you for the comment. What is funny is I was on one of these roller coaster moments earlier this week and reading this was my ahhh moment. The thoughts again goes through my head. Isn't funny that we go through the same thing over and over until we get it. I am glad that God is a God of Grace and Mercy. Otherwise we would be in big trouble. Thans again Laurie.

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  3. Great post, Unity! Thank you for the reminder to let go & let God!

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  4. Great post, Unity! And, would you believe I memorized that poem as a child? I had forgotten all about it until I read the first few words, then it all came back! Thanks for the reminder, and thanks for sharing your heart.

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  5. That is a profound poem and thanks for posting it. Your name of Unity is very appropriate.

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  6. Unity (and Rachel, for letting Unity share here),

    Thanks for bring vulnerable here. Taking the things from our past to God as we sit on his lap and lean against his chest are hard conversations, but tremulous with hope. Thanks for sharing your story of that here.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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  7. You are all welcome, I just share as the Lord leads me. Me and Him are on close terms right now with me being without a job. I have to keep my focus on Him or I would go crazy LOL. He has been so good and all I can do is share and do as He leads me.

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  8. I love the simplicity of this. And at the end, your message just stuck to my heart: Trust! Let go and Let God. Thanks Unity for letting God use your story for His glory through this writing. I am clearing the spaces to rest while he does the job in me too :)

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