Dear Calvary Family,
Trust in the Lord and do good. Psalm 37
Through prayer and scripture reading I have come to realize that God has an antidote for all things that life tends to throw at us; trust in the Lord and do good.
I believe one of the hardest things we have to learn to do on this journey called life is to trust. We’ve all experienced hurt at one time or another and have come to learn that “no person” can be fully trusted, even those we deeply love. Having these continued experiences in life we learn to put our trust in no one but ourselves and even that fails us at times. Sadly, we carry this learned behavior of not being able to trust others into our relationship with God and the father of lies rejoices. He rejoices because our lives become stagnant or crippled with worry and fear rather than energetically lived out in God’s Spirit of love and joy as God had intended.
As we are in a season of transition it is imperative that we remind one another to fully trust in God. Trust in our Heavenly Creator who has promised to always love us, walk alongside us and never forsake us as he works ALL things out for our good and for the glory of his Kingdom here on earth. I know that God has big plans for Calvary and wants to use us to “do good,” both in our personal lives and in the wider community. When we have faith to “do good,” regardless of how we feel or what is going on around us, we glorify God and become filled with the gift of God’s peace and joy. One of the best things we can do when we feel anxious, scared or worried about something is to go out and just “do good.” Smile at a stranger, hold open a door, compliment someone, pray with or for someone, donate to a cause that helps others, forgive someone or ask for forgiveness, trust in what God says and just “do good” so that our hearts may be transformed into the likeness of Christ and the Good News of who God is may be known to the world!
There is so much to be grateful for here at Calvary! We are the body of Christ that has served this community in various ways for 90 years. We are a people that care for one another and desire to love and bring healing to others that cross our path, whether those in need are within the church walls or outside of them. Let us never forget that Calvary has always been a community that has had a heart for the “other,” whomever the “other” is. I feel blessed to lead this community knowing with full confidence that as we continue to fully trust in God and “do good,” God is going to use us for great things!
For His Sake,