I mean really, really hard
Are you searching for the wisdom to make a tough decision?
Are you afraid of what might happen if you do the right thing?
Have you pulled up roots and embarked on a new journey?
Are you staring down a new road, about to take your first step into the unknown?
Are you weary from carrying burdens beyond your strength?
Are you at the end of your journey, battling sorrow and pain?
You can still trust God.
He is faithful. He never leaves us. Especially when it hurts.
Thank you to all my courageous friends and family who continue to set such an amazing example of grace under fire. I am praying for you.
God has an amazing plan for your life.
He has a good plan for every human on this planet. And remember, Jesus died to ensure this hope for us. God uses the pressure of these circumstances to refine us.
In spite of how things look, in spite of how we feel, or what our minds tell us… in spite of any and all circumstances, He promises to be there. He promises He will never allow us to be tested beyond what we can bear. Even though it doesn’t always feel like it.
Hang on, I don’t know if God even exists
You may wonder why I’m veering into crazy town here. I understand.
You may not believe in any god, let alone an all-powerful being who created and sustains the whole universe. You may think, “That’s a lot to swallow. I have trouble believing in Santa Claus too, and I see him at the mall.”
And if you do believe there’s something out there, you may not think he/she/it cares so much about humans, let alone you in particular.
That’s ok! I just wanted you to know, I’m praying for you too.
You might even go a step further and say, “Alright fine, God exists! If He cares sooo much, then why would they let this happen to me/my friend/my family!”)
Even if you believe God cares, and even if you believe He has a plan, you may still take issue with how He runs for the universe. I know do. I think I can run things better on a daily basis. Which is why I’m not the friend, daughter, sister, wife, etc. that I could be.
But Good News: He’s still there when we fail. He’s still there when we don’t trust Him. He still welcomes us back every time. He gives us the strength, peace, and wisdom for one more day. And He is there when the day is done.
His love never fails.
So, yes. You can trust Him.
Ancient Wisdom on Trust
“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear and will trust in the LORD. How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, and has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.”
“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”
“Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it.”
“As for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.”
“Lord, those who know your name come to you for protection. And when they come, you do not leave them without help”
“Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid or dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.
“O my God, in You I trust, do not let me be ashamed; do not let my enemies exult over me.”
“I will not trust in my bow, and my sword does not bring my victory, but the Lord delivers us
from our enemies.”
Psalm 44:6, 7a
“Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and trust in the LORD.”
“As for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, ‘You are my God.'”
“Our heart rejoices in Him, because we trust in His holy name.”
“Trust in the LORD forever, for in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.”
“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?”
“Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Do not trust in extortion, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.”
Psalm 62:8, 10
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.”
“‘I will put my trust in Him.’ And again, ‘Behold, I and the children whom God has given me.'”
“We had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.”
2 Corinthians 1:9
“He who gives attention to the word will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.”
“I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.”
2 Corinthians 13:6
“So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you.”
What’s your favorite piece of wisdom about trust? Share!