April 14, 2012

Learning to wait...learning to trust

Earlier today I had a very different post in mind than the one I write now. But it's crazy how much can change in just a few hours...

Late this afternoon I noticed that Flash, my horse, was acting somewhat strange. She seemed to have trouble balancing, yet she still had an appetite and seemed alert. Even after talking with a family friend and a vet, there really is no definite diagnosis. The symptoms are still somewhat vague and could cover a number of different things, but the vet said to wait and see how she's doing tomorrow. So now I'm just waiting, and I'll admit that it's really hard.

But even in this, God is teaching me to trust in His perfect plan. As I was giving Flash some medications tonight, He brought to mind a verse that I had read this morning in my devotions:
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28
It's still really hard. I have no idea how serious this is going to end up being, and it's so easy to let my mind run away with thoughts of what could happen. It could be a very serious illness or disappear by tomorrow. I just don't know. But right now I choose to trust in His perfect plan, knowing that He has it all in His hands. It's amazing how much peace comes with knowing and believing that God is in control.

I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but I'm going to keep on waiting...and trusting.


  1. Praying for you both Rebekah! I hope Flash is alright and that it is nothing serious. Just keep waiting and trusting, He will work His plan perfectly.

    Many blessings,
    ~Kelsie xx

  2. Your horse is beautiful!
    I love horses.

  3. great post...and beautiful picture!!


  4. I am praying for you and Flash. I know how difficult it is to NOT know what to do. The Lord will work His perfect will, in good time. Also, thank you for sharing that... to just wait, and trust God to know what is best!

    Love in Christ,