Lost in Los Angeles and humbled by God’s angels

Last year, as a junior in high school, I learned a big lesson in humbly trusting God to lead me where I need to be. As I prayed to know that God was constantly preparing me for my next step, I was guided to a summer internship working at a Christian Science nursing facility in Los Angeles, where I took steps forward in spiritual growth. 

That summer I lived with my grandmother and did a lot on my own, including playing water polo after work and driving in unfamiliar areas. I often prayed with this idea from Proverbs 3:5, 6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (English Standard Version). 

To me this meant that trusting in the Lord keeps human will in check and leads only to good. This comforted me throughout my summer, lifting burdens from off my shoulders as I realized more fully that a loving God would never allow His children to be burdened. I discovered that trusting the Divine, trusting God’s infinite and wise nature, was about learning to let go of self-will, which was sometimes easier said than done.

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