“Just trust God” is a phrase I have heard too many times to count, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do — especially when going through life’s maze.
If you and I are honest, we would both agree that it is quite easy to just worry and/or try to take things into our own hands — instead of trusting God to move on our behalf . This is true, especially when we’re not spending time with Him through prayer and reading of His word. Sometimes, we find ourselves wondering if God sees what we’re dealing with.
“Will he step in on time?”
“How do I put my trust in Him when I can’t see Him?”
“What if I lose out while trusting God? Then what?!”
“I don’t think I’m worthy enough for God to move for me… What’s the point?”
Those may or may not be questions you have asked yourself, but those are questions that have run across my mind while waiting for God. Such questions, if we’re not careful, will drive out every ounce of faith that we have in God. In return, we’ll find ourselves worrying and trying to fix our own lives instead of trusting the one who created ALL life.
That’s not something we want to do, because all throughout scripture, God reminds us of the importance of having faith.
One verse, in Hebrews 11, even states that “without faith, it’s impossible to please God.” You read that right. We can’t expect to receive the favor of God in our lives, if we don’t have faith, which according to Hebrews 11:1, is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.
Faith is: Abram believing God would bless him with a seed when he’s old in age (100 years) and his wife, Sarah, is 90.
Faith is: Noah building an ark to prepare for a flood when it had never rained.
Faith is: Building the business you were instructed to do when you don’t have a business degree.
Faith is: Giving to others when you feel like others should be giving to you.
Faith is: Believing God to restore your health when doctors have given you a No.
Faith is: Trusting God when your situation is beyond your control.
Faith is: Doing whatever God tells you to do — even when it looks crazy or you don’t feel like it!
Having faith is not always easy, but it can become easier for us with more dedication to God.
A small step in the right direction is all it takes.
For example: I have found myself checking social media first thing in the morning, on too many occasions, which is something that God convicted me about (Matthew 6:33). So instead of checking my DMs or scrolling through IG first thing in the morning, I now make sure that I thank God for another day. I say a prayer (it does not have to be long). God knows your heart. I also try to incorporate scripture reading, immediately following . I use a physical Bible and/ or the Bible App, but I have found that the old-fashioned hardcopy Bible works best for me. It helps limit the temptation to check social media.
By doing this consistently, I have seen a difference in my life. My trust in God has increased — not because everything is perfect in my life or because I have everything laid out. I can assure you that I do not, but God has been increasingly faithful in my moments of weakness and times of testing. He has stepped in moment after moment to supply all of my needs. Therefore, I can now testify, because of my own experiences and encounters with Him, that, God will not withhold any good thing from them that walk upright and He blesses those who trust in Him. (See Psalm 84:11-12)
Whatever situation you may face, just trust God.
” Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding.”