Thanksgiving Eve One Year Later: Megan

Take another look at the Thanksgiving Eve video and read what Megan has discovered this year about pressure points and Jesus as her sole security.

The main theme of my testimony of thankfulness last year was that loving God and trusting his sovereignty are possible and for our good, even in the midst of uncertainty about the future. In my story, the particular pressure points of uncertainty were job searching and deciding whether to live in Wheaton or relocate after finishing grad school. Although, by God's grace, I have continued to grow in love and knowledge of God this past year, it is still difficult for me to trust him when I cannot pinpoint the next step ahead of me, whether it's a job move, a new relationship or even where to invest my time in ministry in the local church. Even though it indeed is possible and for my good to trust God, it requires me daily, even hourly, to redirect my thoughts and affections to God's love for me when I am feeling anxious about something.

In the midst of changing circumstances, my aim is to trust in Jesus as my sole security. When I feel fearful or anxious about the future, I use those times to ask myself what idols or untruths about the Lord I am clinging to instead of believing that God will take care of all my needs. I have also been learning more about the pattern in the Christian life of praying in hope and then waiting in patience for God to act for us, trusting in His promise in Isaiah that "they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount with wings as eagles, they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint.” What an awesome promise! May God help us so that our hearts would fully trust in His character as revealed in His Word.