Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Trusting in the Lord

Hello all! My name is Jennifer A. Davids and I'm very excited to be writing for Heartsong Presents. I hope you enjoy reading the stories I help the Father weave. Allow me to tell you a little about myself. I live in Central Ohio with my husband of 18 years and our two children. I am a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and a member of ACFW. Feel free to visit my online at www.jenniferdavids.com to find out more about me and my writing journey.

The book Ruth is a favorite of mine. During my younger days when youth services were yet to be invented, I would read her story over and over again during church. So it's hardly coincidental that Yankee Heart is based on Ruth's story. I've always admired her loyalty to Naomi and how God rewarded that loyalty. But until then she had to have had doubts. Did I do the right thin in coming here? How are we going to live? What will happen to us? We've all had times like that in our lives. Maybe you're dealing with a similar challenge right now. There are many good verses to turn to, but take a look at Proverbs 3:5-6, the them verse for Yankee Heart. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean no on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

There are things that happen in our lives we just can't understand. And I know it's hard. I know. There has been many times in my life when God whispered "trust me" in my ear and I've had to hold on and...well...trust Him. But I can honestly say He's never disappointed me, even when the outcome wasn't exactly what I had in mind. As Daniel and Katherine discover in Yankee Heart, He has good reasons for telling us to do things that don't make sense, at least to us. He sees the things us mere mortals can't possibly see or comprehend.

Question of the Day
So how about you? How is or how has God asked you to trust Him?

6 comments:

  1. Hey Jennifer,
    Big congratulations on your debut book! I really enjoyed editing it and its sequel. As for trusting the Lord, every day is a must! Looking forward to the next one.

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  2. Hi, Jennifer,
    I love Ruth's story, too. :)

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  3. Hi Jennifer- Ruth's story has always been one of my favorites, and I love the verse, too. I've always counted on it, asking for the Lord to give me direction and show me where I'm wrong about something, knowing that He will. I look forward to reading your story!

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  4. Congratulations on your debut novel, Jennifer. I've always loved Ruth's story also. If she hadn't been loyal to Naomi, she would not have ended up in Christ's lineage. Way cool! Like Janet, I'm looking forward to reading your story.

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  5. AnonymousJuly 13, 2011

    I'm loving you debut novel. It's a wonderful story and I can't wait for the next one. Lots of love - your Sissy!

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  6. In every day occurances, in my son and in my every breath God asks me to put my trust in Him. I do gladly! :)

    Congrats on your book!!!! I can't wait to read it!

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