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Heather is a brain cancer survivor who lives life on the edge. She loves her family, her bald head and, most of all, her Savior’s grace. She lives in the sunny yet very humid state of Florida with her husband, three children and 2 dogs, a miniature schnauzer named Bailey...

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  1. What a beautiful reminder, so often I want to run ahead of the Lord and His will. It is hard to wait when the physical pain is so real, or the lack keeps staring you in the face, not just daily but moment by moment. As someone who faces a tital wave of concerns, it is hard to stand and look above the tital wave and see the face of God, then stand trusting the wave will not bring you down. Yet when you can do nothing, it is the only place to be, seeking the face of God.
    Blessings you to,
    Mrs. J.

  2. This is a very beautiful post. Truly. Thank you for it. You spoke words that I couldn’t utter. Thank you. I love the bind your heart picture. Should be on a leather bracelet of some kind. Let Dayspring know.

  3. It took me being very broken and desperately in need to realize that my pride and ‘perfect’ pleasing senses were wasted on God. He has never been more real than when I’m most needy. By learning to trust Him at my most vulnerable, I can trust at all times. When I’m struggling, I beg him to help me trust…sometimes I just struggle.

  4. Those moments for me are found while studying my scriptures or on my knees in prayer. The more I do that the more I feel his loving influence throughout the day. As I turn my mind to Him, my heart seems to follow. I am not perfect. But, I am always trying to do better.

  5. thanks again for the reminder of our utter reliance on our Lord. I just came from a time in my life of fully trusting and now I start worrying about the bills, etc.
    This was yet another wake up call for me to learn this lesson of utter trust….thanks

  6. My head gets in the way of my heart…. I see what my difficulty is, it’s hard to have a heart for some things, sometimes, but Jesus calls us to do it….

    …Once again, I am reminded “repentance and rest is my salvation, quietness and peace is my strength”, Is.30:15.

    How to learn to repent and not expect repenting (from others) and rest in that faith that God is working in a far greater wisdom than what we can see or even imagine.

  7. Thank you, Heather, for the reminder that I don’t need to hide from Him or have anything figured out to come to Him– that those things, this pride, keep me alone and not a pleasing fragrance for Him and for others He hopes I show His love to. Bless you.

  8. Thank you for this today. Spoke to me and what I am going through. I long for the same kind of relationship with our Daddy! To utterly trust and be confident in His abilities. I am reminded on a daily basis what this is like, in my relationship with my own daughters. They question me and fight against my suggestions and my rules every day; just like I do with my Daddy! I know He is trying to teach me life lessons through my daughters, and it is difficult, but I know some day I will get there. The one thing I have found especially the last 5 months as I have stepped out in faith and have had to rely on Him for everything, being in a new town with no friends or family, raising my daughters on my own, is that I am not alone. He has shown Himself to be faitful and capable so amazingly; but I still have moments of doubt. But He is sure to answer, and if we strive and cry out for our hearts to be changed and our relationship with Him to be strengthened, He will provide opportunities for us to have to change and to rely on Him. Thank you for this today. Blessings to you. <3 ~j~

  9. Loved what you said about Him not being impressed with our rituals. That spoke to the legalistic side of me. Thank you.

  10. Beautiful! I have such trust issues. It is a daily effort for me to believe and trust that He is there for me. I’m getting there one step at a time. Thank you.

  11. “I long for the relationship with Him that causes me to completely release my grip on my life. I long for the realness of just crawling in His lap and laying my head on His shoulder like a child does.” This is where I am today. Thank you.

  12. I have gone back to read this multiple times. I struggle with this daily and have for some time. Thanks for sharing…