Six years ago, on April 11, 2011, my trust in I AM was put to the test. It wasn’t God who was tested, but me.

Six years ago I heard God’s spirit speak to my heart, “Do you trust Me”. I had no idea that after my brain surgery I’d wake up … know my husband and children … and have a productive life. I didn’t even know if I’d wake up at all.

But I did, and Life has been glorious ever since.

I still get angry when drivers slowly cruise in the left lane of traffic. I continue to get anxious if I run late for a meeting. I still endure sadness when my feelings get hurt. So what makes life so glorious?

Today, just as every day, is a gift. I did nothing to earn it. I did nothing to deserve it.

My family loves me. I made too many mistakes for too long to justify myself in their eyes. Yet they love me, offer grace my way, and wrap me in a blanket of acceptance.

I have my health. I may not run marathons, but I can put one foot in front of
the other. I can hear my husband sing when he thinks nobody’s around. And I able to see the sun rise over the Susquehanna River and watch the geese fly overhead.

Six years ago I faced the darkest set of days in my life when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given ten days to live. Instead of focusing on what I lost that day of surgery, I choose to concentrate on what I gained.

You, too, have been given some incredible gifts. Consider focusing on those instead of the pockets of darkness in your life. Whatever you feed will grow. Choose to feed gratitude. That’s what I plan on doing.

Want to share what you’re grateful for? I’d love to hear from you.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24

7 thoughts on “Do You Trust Me?

  1. Today is a gift from God. Thanks for sharing your story. I’m grateful God saw fit to heal my wife from a rare disease. He gets all the glory and my wife showed tremendous faith.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I wake up each morning and thank God he saw fit that I would see another morning. It’s not because I’ve done anything special, it’s because He gave me that gift. There are no promises that I will see the sun go down at the end of the day, so I am content to praise Him now.


  2. I’m grateful for having met you, Robin. You’re an encourager as well as a great example of living fully with trust in Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
    Trust on! It’s contagious.

  3. I don’t read these as soon as I should but I save them and eventually get to them.
    This one was really, really like.

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