Some things are simple, but they’re not easy. Like trusting God when life is hard. It’s simple, but it’s not always easy.
I’ve faced countless difficulties in my life. Countless.
- Pain in motherhood.
- Pain in ministry.
- Pain in marriage.
The simplest action I can take, when I don’t understand my own situation, is to trust The One who knows the end from the beginning. To breathe and trust Him, because He promises to work my difficulties into something good, to bring purpose to my pain, and beauty from my ashes.
And guess what? He has done this exact thing for me over and over in my life! His track record is spotless!
I have learned that when things aren’t the way that I want, or even the way that I like, that I can trust Him to make them good again!
But…(and its it’s a big but…) I’m human. And even though He has proven Himself faithful time and time again, I’m faced with the same choice every time a challenge rears its ugly head in my life. The father says to me “will you trust me?”
- Will I trust Him when things are rough at work?
- Will I trust Him when my children are struggling in their lives?
- How about when I have health or financial struggles?
That’s where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. It’s not enough to say that I trust God. My faith grows when I actually exercise that trust. Here’s the good news. He does wonderful things. He sees the big picture. He desires relationship with me. And He has awesome plans for me! (Jeremiah 29:11) They are to bring me hope and a future!
It’s simple, but it’s not always easy. And yet, that’s where trust is built.
What do you need to trust God with today? That thing that just stepped into your mind right now… that’s your thing. Why not have a talk with God about that one thing right now?
1. Acknowledge it.
2. Ask for His direction with it.
3. Intentionally place your trust in Him about it.
He does wonderful things! (Isaiah 25:1)
He wants to do them for you!
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