Trust is my word for 2015. Each year I choose a word and a Scripture verse to focus on, learn about and hopefully grow in.
What is trust? TRUST is relying on and confidence in.
I desire to rely on my Father and have complete confidence in Him for whatever happens in my life.
God has been teaching me this through different life experiences lately. I know in my head He is in control but why is it so hard to get confidence in my heart and actually believe Him?
Do you struggle with this too?
What does it mean to trust with all your heart? We are to trust in the Lord completely, with every fiber of our being. Trusting in His ways and His presence in our life. Not worrying. Releasing control of a situation.
The New International Version translation says, “Lean not on your own understanding.” We don’t need to understand. Our part is to trust. I don’t know about you, but I always want to know the “why” of everything. Why is this happening or why doesn’t God heal someone?
He is in control. He knows everything before it even happens. There is not one thing that doesn’t pass through His hand first. He knew of my miscarriage before it ever happened. Why did He allow it? I don’t know right now. Maybe someday I will know. But I do know as I look back, that He was with me the entire time we tried to have a baby; through all the infertility treatments, disappointments and loss. I didn’t always see or trust Him at the time. I thought God was so far away. I thought He was punishing me. But He wasn’t punishing me and he was always with me. If only I trusted Him more during all that. It would have saved me much anger and frustration.
Many years later after infertility, I had cancer. By then I believe my trust in my Father had grown though I still was scared at times and thought my life was over. But I learned to rely on Him during this time and again He was with me the entire time. The difference this time was I sensed His presence and had more peace than frustration.
Life continually provides us opportunities to learn to trust His plan and promises every day.
If He is who He says He is, then He will see me through anything; the good, the bad and the ugly of life. And He has and He will continue to.
There is peace in trusting. Knowing that God loves me and wants the best for me brings much comfort. When I don’t rely on Him I have anxiety and tension.
Since God tells us to trust Him means that we can do this. He doesn’t tell us things to frustrate us.
I believe His Word. I need His help everyday with trust.
With all my heart
With all my being
I will trust Him.
I pray you will join me in trusting the One who knows all things and will see us through. He loves us more than we know.
In His Grace,