Okay. Let’s be honest. Sometimes trusting God can be difficult. Especially, when seems like life is going crazy. Bills are due, co-workers are acting up and it seems like everything that can go wrong, likes to go wrong at the same time. You don’t have to agree with me because I have been there.
When I going through situations and I lament to people, I am often asked, “You don’t trust God?” Well, yes. Yes, I do trust God. But I don’t trust me.
I explain it like this…”You know… He is God. He will always be God. There is absolutely nothing that He cannot do. He holds the world in His hands. HE. IS. GOD. Why wouldn’t I trust Him? Now, me on the other hand. I am subjected to human flaw (I was created like that by design). Therefore, I trust God but I don’t trust me.”
Granted, these feelings are short-lived. But when my faith is tested and I need some reinsurance, here are some of my go-to scriptures:
- “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
- “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2
- “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
- “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” Matthew 6:26
- “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7
Remember this, God never promised life would be easy. But His word does promise WHEN we go through, He would be there. David, a king, a man after God’s own heart experienced moments of fear. Yet, when he did, he still trusted God. The birds in the air fly with no worries and live knowing God will provide nourishment to sustain them. When you are rooted in God He would never let you be overwhelmed or consumed. He is your refuge but you must trust Him. Even when you feel like you’re alone, God is still with you!
So, at the end of the day, why do you need to trust yourself? You got God!
As always, be virtuous!!!!!