My 2008 Word for the Year


My Word for the year of 2008 is "Trust". 

1. Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of       someone or something
2. Allow someone to have, use or look after (someone or something     of importance or value with confidence.
3. Commit (someone or something) to the safe keeping of. 
4. Have confidence; hope.
5. Have faith or confidence.
6. Place reliance on.

Confidence, belief, faith, certainty, assurance, conviction, creence, reliance. 

Vision Board: 


"I am learning to trust the journey even when i do not understand it."

"To trust God in the light is nothing, but Trust God in the dark- that is faith." C. H. Spurgeon.

"Faith isn't a feeling. It's a chocie to trust God even when the road ahead seems uncertain." -Dave Willis

"God as a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle and a reward for your faithfulness." trust Him and don't give up. -Dave Willis

"God has placed you where you're at in this very moment for a reason, remember that and trust he is working everything out."

"God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand His wisdom, but we simply have to trust His will."

"God is up to something. There is a reason why you went through what you went through. Trust the process. He's got you."

"Sometimes God closes doors because it's time to move forward. he knows you won't move unless your circumstances force you. Trust the transition. God had got you!!"

My life in 2008 changed. I was trying to live, work, drive, function, take care of myself, stand straight, overcome pain, find answers, make my way through the medical maze. 

The pain and suffering continued into the new year and up to October I was trying to live, work, drive, function, take care of myself, stand straight, overcome pain, find answers, make my way through the medical maze. Trust became a big word, not in a little way but in a big way. 

Trust became a big word, not in a little way but in a big way. I literally was having to trust God to make it through a work day. My symptoms were too much, I felt like I was going to fall over. I was nauseous, headache, over stimulated, lights were too bright, noises were too loud. I had a hard time following conversation and taking in the world. I didn't know why but since January at a moments notice my arms and legs would stop working and I would become like a rag doll trying to hold myself up. There was something wrong with my body and no doctor could figure it out. God knew and I had to trust Him and in His timing that He would get me to the right person. 

Let Go: 
In the midst of pain, troubling symptoms and the unknown. I had to let go of control and the unknown and trust God for everything. 

Reason why:
Trust, In October after an office visit and test results were given. Dr. Black confirmed that ere was in deed something going on in my body. I had inner ear damage, a vestibular Disorder. Perilymph Fistulas, bilateral and other ear symptoms that would later be treated. I was told I couldn't drive, couldn't work, couldn't go over 400 feet in elevation, couldn't bend over, chew gum, drink through a straw, ride in a plane, lift over 10 pounds. My life was going to change in a big way and I had to trust the Lord to help me through this. 

Bible Verses:

"You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on you, because they trust you. So, trust the Lord always, because he is our Rock forever." Isaiah 26:3-4

"But blessed is the one who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. they will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him. Psalm 28:7

But I trust in you, LORD; I say, "Your are my God." Psalm 31:14

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the lad and enjoy sage pasture. Psalm 37:3

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3

In god, whose word I praise- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:4

LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you. Psalm 84:12

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my god, in whom I trust." Psalm 91:1-2

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 

Trust in the LORD with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your way submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:4-6

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who truest in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe." Proverbs 29:25

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as your trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13

He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." Revelation 21:5

What I have learned:

1. Trusting God is the best thing you can do in this life.
2. When you catch yourself going down a bunny trail of worry say       "I trust You Lord" over and over.
3. Do your best and trust God with the rest. 
4. Trusting God leads to a beautiful relationship and journey in       life. 
5. Trust is a good foundation. 

Join the Conversation:

Is the word for the year new to you? Do you have a word for this year? How has your word impacted your life? Please share your word or any thoughts you may have.  I would love to hear them!

Love and Prayers ❤


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