Hello, welcome to my first post! Lets dig right in…
The title pretty much says it all: How do we know if God is trustworthy?
From a young age, I have often felt pushed aside by people. Because of this I thought of God as having human qualities. Since I have struggled with trusting people, that lead me to having a hard time trusting God. I know with all my heart that God has a perfect plan that is above any of my dreams, I just can’t seem to grasp any sort of deep trust with Him. As much as I want His will, I want it in my time. Clearly He wants me to hang on, but I don’t want that. I’m tired of feeling like I can’t trust my friends, that a guy will never love me or I’ll end up without a job. It’s gotten to the point where if anyone tries to “sugar-coat” life, I more than likely won’t listen.
So here’s the incredible thing. Despite my struggles with trusting God, I find huge encouragement and wisdom in scripture. When I experience God’s encouragement, love, comfort and wisdom, I find that He is completely trustworthy.
Matthew 16:26 says
“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” (NIV)
And, Proverbs 3:5 says:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (NIV)
I could have everything I want! I could have a job, my dream guy, I could gain the ENTIRE world, but that would mean going ahead of God and going out of God’s will is not a safe place to be in. I’ve tried but I ended up in a lot of heartache and exhaustion. God let me learn the hard way because He knew I would come running back to Him.
Yes. doing God’s will feels great in the long run, but is it going to be difficult? Absolutely! But giving in to the world’s belief that we need to have things in an instant is not going to help.
So, this is why today, right now, I am just going to let go and let God take care of everything because He, not the world, owns my soul. Society ignites our want for things now, but God, he wants a relationship with us and has a plan for us.
Brothers and sisters, trust in God. With your university acceptance, your hopes, your dreams, your worries and all of your life. Your Heavenly Father loves you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and being a part of my process!