“Trusting still sits well with my soul.”
~Christina Levasheff


When Hope prays she asks small and big things of God: to lose her tooth before her sixth birthday (she did), that her food allergies would go away, that Rhema would “talk.”

I love the faith in her, so genuine and unreserved.

She was afraid of the dark and I told her that when I was a little girl and I was frightened at night I would ask Jesus to come. I would hold my hand open and believe that He was right there with me holding my hand.

Later that night when I peeked in I found her resting peacefully, her little hand open atop her blanket.

The answers to the petitions of my heart have not always been yes. And some answers are a long time coming. But I still whisper prayers in the night. In the morning I still know the comfort of God’s hand in mine. Because He is faithful. Every moment He’s been faithful.

Decades from now, when life is hard, when life is good, when life is unexpected, when she’s afraid, when she’s waiting, I hope she will say,

“Trusting still sits well with my soul.”

10 thoughts on “Trusting

  1. In a study on prayer that I am just about to finish, yesterday it spoke of “unanswered” prayer. It is not unanswered, it said. We just don’t have the patience. Or something like that. I love getting to read this first thing in the morning, Jeneil. Bless you and your precious family.

  2. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about leaning not on my own understanding. Easier said than done for me, but I’m trying.

  3. Amen.

    There is nothing like those (for me, all too rare (should be more common)) moments where I am truly trusting in Him. Worries cast aside, feeling secure and wrapped in His embrace – it feels so beautiful!

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