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Jen encourages women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives at BeautyandBedlam.com. A popular speaker, worship leader, and author of Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation, Jen lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, and a sofa for anyone...

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  1. Jen,
    Awesome! I believe God brings us to the precipice to see where our faith lies when “the rubber meets the road.” Will I praise Him when my children turn away? Yes, I will praise Him! I can look back and see where He has parted the waters and I can have faith that He will do it again – not matter how dire things appear. I just pray that I will remember to pause and dance like Miriam. Loved this!
    Bev xx

    • Yes and this sure is the precipice, isn’t it? I love how the Lord had me write this long before Covid but His word identifies and reminds us of exactly what we need when we need it. 🙂

  2. Yes and Amen! God is truly the highest of high and the most trustworthy. He guides our path and loves us so deeply. We should not worry and step forward into the unknown if asked. For we don’t know what is around the corner or what the future holds BUT we know Him and that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life shown by his sacrifice and through his son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. I’m learning that I should always trust Him. He is for me!! God, please forgive me for not always trusting You, for doubting that You are always working what’s best for me, for getting angry and turning from You instead of running to Your loving arms

  4. Wow! Great job Jen! Thanks for the powerful reminder that God is always with us. We just have to hang on and trust in Him. Amen!

  5. “Yes, Lord. This is my trust walk of surrender. We’ve come too far to stay on that side of the river. You’ve parted the seas before — You will do it again and I trust you. You reign forever and ever.”

    This should be a declaration for all of us!!!! Reminds me of the Elevation Worship song “Do It Again”:
    “I’ve seen You move/You move the mountains/And I believe/I’ll see You do it again/You made a way/Where there was no way/And I believe/I’ll see You do it again…”

    Thank you SO much for this!
    M @ In Beautiful Chaos

  6. Jen, I absolutely loved this! This is so right on time. In my prayer this morning, I asked God to again show me, prove to me his faithfulness. And He will because He’s faithful just like that! Thank you for the reminder to trust Him to do it again!

    • Oh I am so thrilled this met you right where you were at today. When I wrote this, I was preaching the message to myself, for sure. xoxox

  7. One great big lesson learned was that I don’t control anything. I can only control my response to what comes…trusting in faith,believing He has our best is definitely at times like jumping off a cliff…

  8. Jen,

    God has grown my faith & trust muscles in previous trials. I haven’t worried at all during this pandemic. Just taking it one day at a time. My hubby got furloughed a few weeks ago. He was the one in fear mode. All the while I was the one telling him to pray about the situation & trust God. I know God will see us out of this crisis & he will go back to work. As days passed he got more worried about finances. Finally it looks like the money will come in. A co-worker brought a new house. She was constantly worried about details. I kept telling her to pray about it & watch God work. Now she is moving in to her new ranch & practically has her condo sold. Just goes to show you that God was faithful to Israelites & He will continue to be faithful to us. We must trust & obey His commands. He will never leave nor forsake us.

    Blessings 🙂

  9. Ingrid/Bernadette
    I declared that the life you have placed in me, will always trust you, remembring from whence you have brought me, through my hills and valleys. Through every challenge you have always turn things around for your glory, even when first I was in despair, at the end of it all, it always strengthens me in my inner man, and I could only now say, faithful, faithful Is my God. Yes Lord I will trust you and continue to sing your praises