By: Jennifer Murray

Instead of White Knuckles…



Life has been coasting along like a kiddy coaster – a few bumps, some small hills, but mostly just coasting. Just when we least expected, it dropped us last night. Instinct told us to scream, to cringe in fear, to close our eyes and hold on with white knuckles. Faith told us to lift our hands up in the air, to be joyful, to trust.

There’s a climb ahead of us, but we are once again choosing to trust in God’s faithfulness, provision, and security. There are no surprises or unexpected turns with Christ.

Jeremiah 17: 7,8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by 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.”


We look back through the ways He has shined His faithfulness into our lives in the past few years, and know that we can have confidence in Him again. He will direct our paths as we chose to trust Him with all our hearts, and not by our own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5,6)

Oh for grace to trust Him more!

(Note: We are all fine, healthy, safe, and smiling – just another financial hurdle.)

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8 Responses to “Instead of White Knuckles…”

  1. Evie
    April 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Saying a prayer for whatever your family is facing right now. Blessings to you and your boys.

    • QuatroMama
      April 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      Thank you for the prayers – it means so much!

  2. Debbie
    April 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Prayers coming your way……………..

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

    Jeremiah 29:11

    • QuatroMama
      April 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      Thank you for being a blessing to our family, Debbie. Your encouragement is priceless!

  3. DivinneGrace
    April 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    This is totally very inspiring…well we always have ups and downs and I agree, it depends on us how to handle it…
    DivinneGrace recently posted.. Hotel in Paignton

    • QuatroMama
      April 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      Thanks so much – it helps to have encouragement from our readers!

  4. teresa
    April 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    praying for you and your family. trusting God to provide and know you will bring honor and glory to His name.

    • QuatroMama
      April 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      This means so much to our family, Teresa. Thank you for being a blessing!

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