Happy Tuesday, friends!
Thanks for stopping by Soulfully Romantic blog. Today’s Takeover Tuesday guest is Sherrinda Ketchersid. Get comfy and grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and chat with her!
Have you ever needed help, but didn’t feel like you could share with anyone your need? Maybe you don’t feel like you can trust anyone with your problem. Perhaps you feel the person you entrust with your need will betray you at some point. Trust is not always easy.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Is it easier for you to trust God or others? How about trusting yourself? I struggle with knowing what decisions to make and what direction to go. I don’t trust myself to make the right choices. I fear making the wrong decision, and then having to reap the consequences. But God says to trust Him and don’t rely on yourself. We are to submit to His leading and He will make our paths straight. Sometimes that is easier said than done.
So how do you trust God? I’ve learned I must pray. I must daily give my day to God, trusting that God has lead me to make plans and if He wants to change them, then He can. God gives a special peace when we make decisions after prayer and reflection. I’m certainly not perfect at hearing Him correctly, but I am learning one step at a time.
What about trusting others? Trust is a theme in my book, Lord of Her Heart. Jocelyn has a secret she must keep and doesn’t trust Malcolm, who has proven his trustworthiness by repeatedly caring for her and saving her life. After learning of Jocelyn’s secret, Malcolm doesn’t trust Jocelyn. He’s been burned before by a deceptive woman, and struggles to accept Jocelyn’s confession. How does one learn to trust another? By showing love. Unconditional love, repeatedly expressed through action.
Showing love to others is the best way to learn to trust, as well as to help someone learn to trust you. Acting in another’s best interest, putting them first, not only helps them to accept and open up to you, it helps your heart open as well. Love is truly a powerful thing.
I pray that God will enable you to live a life of love and trust in Him and with the world around you. A beautiful life awaits you.
About the Author
Sherrinda Ketchersid is a lover of stories with happily-ever-after endings. Whether set in the past or present, romance is what she writes and where her dreams reside. Sherrinda lives in north-central Texas with her preacher husband. With four grown children, three guys and a gal, she has more time and energy to spin tales of faith, fun, and forever love.
About the Book
He’s fighting for his future—she’s running for her life.
Lady Jocelyn Ashburne suspects something is amiss at her family’s castle because her father ceases to write to her. When she overhears a plot to force her into vows—either to the church or a husband—she disguises herself and flees the convent in desperation to discover the truth.
Malcolm Castillon of Berkham is determined to win the next tournament and be granted a manor of his own. After years of proving his worth on the jousting field, he yearns for a life of peace. Rescuing a scrawny lad who turns out to be a beautiful woman is not what he bargained for. Still, he cannot deny that she stirs his heart like no other, in spite of her conniving ways.
Chaos, deception, and treachery threaten their goals, but both are determined to succeed. Learning to trust each other might be the only way either of them survives.
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