“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
The Bible tells us on many occasions to trust God, but it never tells us that trusting God will be easy.
Trusting God is not some fairy-tale, comfort-free, stress-free activity. No, in many situations, it can be quite the opposite. Trusting God can be uncomfortable, difficult, and sometimes painful. But it’s always worth it. The road is satisfying, but its not painless.
Isaiah 40: 31: “. . . but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Ray Ortlund comments: “Isaiah really understood something. He understood that it’s in this tension that our strength is renewed. How so? There is something about coming to the end of ourselves and our own strength and wisdom — that’s when our hearts finally crack open, and the love of God pours in.”
The point of this blog is this. You may currently have excruciating circumstances. Amid this, you may feel pressure and stress. If you feel these things, that doesn’t mean you aren’t trusting God. It may reveal that you are.
I understand the Bible tells us not to be anxious, but just because you’re anxious doesn’t mean you’re not trusting. Jesus trusted God the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane. The place where he felt so much tension he began to sweat blood.
Struggling with finances?
Unemployed looking for a new job?
Injured athlete confused about your situation?
Single waiting on a significant other?
Waiting on your house to sell?
Sick and no signs of improving?
Do everything in your power by God’s empowering grace to get things done, all-the-while trusting that God’s purposes will come to pass in your life. Trust God. He’s trustworthy.
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