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. 🙂
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!