I trust you, Jesus

I trust you, Jesus

I trust you, Jesus

In her devotional book, Jesus Calling, Sarah Young challenged readers on January 4th to make a new habit of responding to any difficult situation with the words, "I trust you, Jesus."

I strive to remember this, but it's difficult to keep it in my head when I get wrapped up in the days' tasks and activities. I was reminded of my intention to trust Jesus during a meeting this past week. Our CEO, Joy Ryan, opened the meeting in prayer, saying, "God, please guide our conversation as we work to follow your will."

In that moment, I was humbled to work in an environment where Christ continues to guide all that we do. By asking God to guide our conversation, she was saying,

"I trust you, Jesus."

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is an amazing place. We help some of the most troubled, complicated and special children find a better way to live their lives. They heal from the pain in their past and learn skills to better navigate the ups and downs that come with being human. We can help them to also see that they too can know and say,

"I trust you, Jesus."

Within all of their successes are countless prayers, tears, fear, and frustrations. Yet through it all, our staff stay with them. They nurture, support, and guide these kids as they keep trying to move past their trauma. They help them find their strengths and encourage them to strive towards their best selves. Ranch staff are living examples of people who can pray,

"I trust you, Jesus."

In a recent email to all staff and leadership of the Ranch, Joy reaffirmed our commitment to the Ranch's Christian foundation.

"We respect and accept each other where each is at. That is important for us all to acknowledge. Our differences and respect for each other are part of what makes us a strong and beautiful organization. It is also important to know that we all work in a Christian, faith-based organization with Christ at the center. The ranch is founded in a belief that Christ guides our work, and God is the hero in all we do."

And she is so right, "I trust you, Jesus."

God's blessings to you all.

Janet Zinke
Senior Development Officer
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Learn more about Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch at DakotaRanch.org.

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.

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