Trusting Him

Trusting the Lord is such a vital part of our relationship with God.  Unfortunately, it’s not always easy.

This past year, the Lord has revealed and taught me so much.  But through it I’ve also had to endure some heartache.  I’m learning that sometimes, trials can be blessings.  I have come to understand that the Lord may be trying to prepare me for some of the things I’ll have to face later on in life.  I also know that it can be hard to face the uncertainties of the future and fully trust Him to work out everything for our good.  My life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6:

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

One of my Youth Pastors has said that we should be able to apply our life verses to every minute of the day, and I find that this is one that I can always turn to.  It tells me that “Ya know, God’s got this covered, and He’s got it all in His hands!  I just need to look to Him; acknowledge Him; and He will give me direction.”

This is true for each one of us.  If we diligently pursue His will for our lives, we have no reason to worry!  I love the song Write Your Story by Francessca Battistelli, because it reminds me that the Lord is the Author of MY story-and the amazing part is that He is not capable of mistakes.  My story isn’t in the first draft; it isn’t in the second draft.  It’s a beautiful, completed story that He wrote before He even created the Universe!  Whatever situation you may be in, God has your back.  He will NEVER, EVER fail you!  Here are three ways to help you learn to trust the Lord.

Talk to Him

Worried?  Upset?  Even angry?  Tell Him!  He wants to know your heartache; he wants to heal it.  Talking to Him is a great step to learning to trust Him-and you know why?  Because He ALWAYS answers.  Sometimes He may say no, sometimes yes, and sometimes He tells us to wait.  But He’ll never ignore us.  Not to mention that knowing God has answered your prayer is an amazing feeling that’s indescribable!!

Study His Word

Study God’s Word!  You’ll find so many stories of how people such as Noah, Joseph, and Esther learned how to fully put their trust in God!  Now of course they were human and had their doubts at times, I’m sure, but in the end they overcame that doubt; and found that He is always faithful.  And I know you will too. 🙂

Seek Counsel

There are so many people around you such as your parents, grandparents, and Youth Pastor, that have endured-and become victorious, over their trials because of their faith in God!  I’m sure that they will understand your troubles and be more than willing to help you in any way possible. 🙂 And of course, feel free to get in touch with me through this form if I can assist you in any way, and I’m sure the rest of the girls here at STL would be more than happy to help as well.

Have an amazing rest of your weekend! 😀

Send the Light!

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11 thoughts on “Trusting Him

  1. Amen, Lainey! I’ve DEFINITELY had to learn to really trust God the past two hardest years of my life. I just didn’t understand why He would have me do some really hard things. And now that it’s finally over, I’m so relieved I didn’t quit in the middle and just give up. It’s definitely important to completely trust God no matter what comes your way. Again, wonderfully written! Thanks so much for sharing! 😀
    •Madi•

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  2. Hi Lainey! Awesome post! So, I just had an idea I want to bounce at you. I was thinking maybe each of the writers for Send the Light should do an introductory post … kind of ‘about me, why and when I decided to be a Christian, how I’ve grown in Christ over the years, what’s my favorite Bible verse, why I joined Send the Light, etc.’ We could also post a quick bio that you could put on their ‘About’ page because we never seem to be on Chatzy at the same time. Maybe we could also decide on a schedule for posting for each of us and then announce it in each of our posts?

    Ignore me if this is a bad idea. 🙂

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    • Hey Kell! 😀 Thank you!!
      That’s a great idea! I’ve considered schedules before but I didn’t want to put you guys under pressure. But that’s a really good suggestion, and I think having a schedule would really help boost our reader count as well. And I love your other idea!! Maybe we could do a series where we all share what you suggested?! 😀 I’ll get back to you on this, and if you have any other suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
      Btw, congrats on the publishing of your second book! 😀

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      • A series sounds awesome! As far as schedules, maybe we could do something looser that gives everyone more leeway … like a certain week every month when they should try to post once if they can? Or a certain day of the week?

        And thank you. 🙂

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