Trusting God can be hard, especially when we are going through trials. We tend to place our faith in ourselves, trusting in our own faulty thoughts and emotions, and putting too much emphasis on what we do and accomplish. I know that I have been guilty of this so often in my life. Whether it was relying on what I do right now to take care of my future, or putting my feelings over the truth of what God says in His word. Sometimes I forget God, and forget to place my trust fully in Him. However, I strive to have more faith in Him, through His grace. Here are some compelling reasons I have found to put your trust completely in the Lord.
He tells us to! This is the most important point, as He actually commands us in His word to trust in him with all of our hearts.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
He is constant and unchanging. And we are not. Our feelings and emotions change almost constantly. Mine have an uncanny ability to make a complete 180 in less than a minute sometimes, whether for better or worse! Basically though, we humans are in a state of constant change as we experience hardships and joys in life. However God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Doesn’t that seem like a good reason to trust in Him over ourselves?
“The heart of God is eternal and unchanging. Before God laid the foundations of our universe, He was a being of infinite power and love, and He will remain so throughout all eternity” Corrie Ten Boom
He is sovereign and all-knowing. He made us, and he knows everything there is to know about us, and our future. I find it so comforting to know that nothing could happen to me that’s outside of His will, even if it’s not something that I prefer. And if it’s not, I know that He will work it out for good.
“When terrible things happen…there are two choices… We can trust God, or we can defy Him. We believe that God is God. He’s still got the whole world in His hands and knows exactly what He’s doing.” Elisabeth Elliot
In everything that happens, we have a choice to make. We can trust God, or we can trust in ourselves. Anyone who has tried that knows that that usually ends up… Not well! I pray that God will continue to give me grace to place my trust fully and completely in Him. He is faithful!
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