Trusting God when things are going your way is easy. However, trusting God even when things don’t make sense is one of the hardest things to do.
Trusting God Even When Things Don’t Make Sense
Trust can be a hard provision to lay at the hands and feet of others. It is especially harder when we are trusting in the invisible hand of God. What we don’t see or know that is outside of our control leaves us questioning God’s motives.
“Is this the right path for me?” “Am I really supposed to be here at this moment?” “Why did they pick her and not me?”
So badly we want to have control over every situation. And of course, we would like to have an understanding of God’s greater purpose for our lives. Our hearts unsettled by the confusion of not knowing. If only we could just see the bigger picture, then we would truly understand why God has placed us in this position.
Proverbs 3:5-6 tell us to…
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.
How quick are we to forget
However, this is not the way God operates. Our modes are not His. The minute we decide to accept Jesus Christ as our savior is the same minute we entrust Him with our everything. But Satan, in all of his power, tries to deceive us from the real truth.
God is for us (Romans 8:31) and He will always be our number one fan. He will be the one to pull you through the storms of life and bring you back to a bright new day.
Trials and tribulations are never optional, but taking up the cross of worry and fear is.
Changing our percepectives
At the risk of stating the obvious, letting go is not an easy task. But it is a freeing one.
One of my favorite past times in the winter is to have a date with a 1000-piece puzzle in my living room. I love spending time creating a new beautiful picture every few weeks. I find each tiny piece is different and unique from the next. But by the time I am nearing the end, and without hesitation, I get nervous.
Thinking I may have a puzzle with a missing piece. All my work is left to a few nail-biting hours as I complete the puzzle.
I would never intentionally purchase a puzzle with missing pieces. Yet, I feel as if many of us are seeing our lives as if our pieces are not adding up to the big, bold picture printed on the side of the box.
We wonder when we are going to see this great plan from God. Oftentimes He hands us just one puzzle piece and we look at this piece thinking it is the whole picture. But it doesn’t make any sense by itself. Slowly losing our hope because… WOW – this is not what we thought at all.
We put one foot in front of the other and walk away. Maybe some of us are huffing and puffing. And maybe some of us are blaming God.
We are quick to see this tiny piece God has given us as the end-all arrangement. But what it is……is just another piece to our marvelous story in Christ. It isn’t a dead-end or an inconvenient task, but another step toward deepening our relationship with Him.
God will often put us in uncomfortable situations so we may rely on Him solely.
Trust in God, even when you can’t see
God’s plans are just, purposeful, and done all for His glory. He loves His children more than we will ever comprehend. This is the absolute truth. No matter who we are, we all fall short. There is nothing more powerful than our ability to give everything we have to Christ.
This doesn’t just include our love and faith in Him, this includes every single worry we face. So, today, when you don’t understand what you have been handed, press your heart upon Him.
God’s plans are not meant to harm you, but to prosper you. And when you awake tomorrow take joy knowing “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” – Psalms 118:24
Let’s pray together
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today, let us rejoice in your presence knowing that where we are situated today is where we need to be. We thank you for all the blessings you have provided. Help us to seek you first in all that we do and say. You are the God of the impossible. Though our troubles may be heartbreaking, we know that you have called each one of us for a purpose. Help us to see your presence in each little piece we are given. And allow us to use it all for Your glory.
All this we ask in your precious name, Jesus – Amen!
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