Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

Trust the Lord
Anonymous - Oct. 10, 2014
Devotional

Trust the Lord Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” has been one of my favorite Bible verses from the beginning of my Christian life. I have struggled with the word “paths” and have tried to find out what my path is. More than half of my Christian friends are blessed that the Lord has guided them in a clear path. Many of them are involved in church ministries to expand God’s kingdom. But unlike them, I came to Las Vegas to get a degree in Hospitality Management. However, courses I took made conflict inside of me. As a daughter of Jesus Christ, I have to be a righteous person and stay away from earthly and sinful things. To me, the hospitality industry did not seem like the right place for me to serve the Lord. So why am I here in Las Vegas? What perfect plan does the Lord have for me right now and in the future? What was even worse, I could not find myself speaking the Lord’s words, or inviting friends or family over to the church. I was frustrated when things did not turn out the way I thought they would and I wasn't glorifying God how I thought I would. I needed God’s guidance, so I prayed over and over. Just as Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” By God’s grace, I heard the Lord speaking to me that there is no need to be worried, for He knows me better than I know myself and He will take care of me. I am neither planning on dropping out of school nor on going on a mission trip to the middle of nowhere, but I’m going to keep my faith in the Lord. I have no fear of my future but am looking forward to witnessing of the Lord’s work in my life. Ephesians 4:11-12 says “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Jesus is placing me in a different situation than other brothers and sisters, but that does not mean that I am going in to the wrong direction. Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions.