It took me a long time to trust God, I mean to really trust Him; in all areas of my life. We all have different areas in our lives in which we struggle totrust God. For some of us it’s our finances, others it’s our calling, and for a lot of us singles it’s trusting God to bring us our husband.
I think what many of us fail to recognize during this season of life is that there is still fullness of life during the waiting time. I get it, the restlessness, the desire to be seen and known by someone other than God and] your friends and family. What’s the cure for this unease? Trust.
Trust can be a battle, but it doesn’t have to be. Why don’t we trust God? Some of it comes from previous disappointments in our lives that we may attribute to God’s doing, but I can bet what it mainly comes from is fear to let go of control. Control of what you want, to control every crevice of your life. Most of life is unknown, there’s no use, no sense to have to worry about anything. And there’s certainly no sense in placing it in your own hands either. Darling, place it back in your Creator’s hands. The Bible says this, “We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.” Proverbs 19.21, The Message.
I think trust comes when you admit your concerns with God, when you lay out the truth of how you really feel and think to God, only then can you be free to truly surrender. To let go of those previous disappointments life dealt you, to let go of your Commander in Chief lifestyle. Be honest with God, purge it all out. When there’s trust, when there’s an understanding, a knowledge of God’s deep love and care for you, you will have peace. You will be full, not seeking to fill a void, but rather excited and thankful for God’s plan.
What does trust do?
- Allows Relationship to Grow
- Security- a reliability
The struggle to trust God is nothing new, the disciples dealt with this and what’s more they dealt with it right next to Jesus in the flesh. You’ve read about “doubting” Thomas right? (John 20.24-29). Here’s the thing, Jesus didn’t discount Thomas for doubt. Instead He understood Thomas and didn’t put him down for his words of doubt, but rather directly confronted his doubts by showing him that his thoughts had absolutely no truth, He was in fact real. Jesus wants to do that with us too, allow Him to.
One way to continue to trust in God is to focus on what He has for you during this specific season of life. What are the areas in life that He has asked you to focus on during this time? Friendships, career, Him, volunteering, etc. What are those areas? When you know what season you’re in it will be easier for you to not compare yourself to others and where they are at in their lives and, in what they have in their lives. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3.5-6, New Living Translation).
Give God your trust. He wants to teach you, refine you, grow you and prepare you. Cultivate a thankful heart, you have everything you could ever dream of with Him. Be blessed daughter of the King, be content, your journey is just beginning.
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3.15-17, English Standard Version
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