“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Last week’s Sunday scripture was “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” I think in these troubling times it is more pertinent now than ever to trust in the Lord. Like most people out there that are either struggling with work or finding work I am constantly questioning myself am I doing the job that is right for me. I like teaching, but every day it had seemed a little harder to get to myself excited about working where I do. Now I like working with the students I have and the best part of my day is still coaching the team that I have, but not being able to move up to the next level and teach and coach at a high school has become a real struggle. As Karen constantly tells me, “there has to be a reason that God has you at the school that you are at.”
So this past week I have really concentrated and prayed and just trusted the Lord and He will lead me to the path that He has made for me. Knowing that God has a plan for me and fully accepting that fact has been a challenge because as I see opportunities to coach and teach at schools that I think I would want to work at pass me by makes me ask why. So, last week’s scripture was something that I needed to read and really take to heart, which just shows that God has a plan because each week Karen and I take turns finding a scripture and Karen was led to pick Proverbs 3:5-6.
Sunday Scripture for this upcoming week is John 14:27. It seems like we have a running theme going with our weekly scripture. Over the past two weeks we have been concentrating in trusting the Lord, and this week’s scripture is talking about one of the rewards for trusting Him, which is peace.