Trust in the Lord

| Maddie A. 17, Utah | I had a recent experience that changed my outlook on life. Just a background, I love the Arts. I love the stage and I love performing. I wanted to share my experience of a time when I was praying for something and I got an answer-not in the way I was expecting. I was hoping to get into this class. I had practiced for hours; memorizing monologues and building the mindset of my characters. I knew my lines, I knew my characters just from those one-minute monologues. One night, I was lying in bed, awake, thinking about my audition that I had just sent in. I heard a voice in my head say, “Maddie, I will take care of you. You don’t need to worry.” I was worried about the outcome but I felt peace. The day came when I got a message from a friend that the list was posted. I was so nervous but I decided to check the list anyway. I was shocked to find that my name was not on the list. I was very disappointed. I was more than disappointed, I was heartbroken. I had worked so hard and I didn’t get into the class. I kept thinking about that spiritual moment I had had the other night. God had said that he would take care of me, why didn’t I get the outcome that I wanted?

I still don’t know what is in store for me but I know that it is going to be better then I wanted it to be. I’ve decided to put my trust in the Lord and see what happens. I could still be angry but I’m not because I know that something good is going to come from this. I advise all of you to trust in the Lord and he will bless you. One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto thy own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.”

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  • Kristen Walker Smith
    June 3, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Such a beautiful perspective, Maddie!! Thank you so much for sharing!