There are many days that have gone by where I have just given up on trusting in others who have let me down so many times. I wonder why people are so hard to trust?…why it is hard for me to trust people after everything that I have been through? In this world people are so caught up on trusting in others and if they can’t trust them then they move on from them. What I have came to realize that part of my problem that I struggle with is putting my trust in the Lord. I will trust him in certain bad situations but won’t trust him in the good circumstances.
As I was swimming through what to read in the Bible I came along this verse in proverbs:
“Trust in the lord your God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him. and he will make your paths straight.” // Proverbs 3:5-6
When I had read this verse it has made me realize that I was focusing on my own doing and not on what God wants me to do. When we go our own way we are going down a broken path but if we go down that narrow path that leads to god he will make that path straight. Yes that narrow path he has set before is rough and bumpy sometimes but He is good all the time and is faithful through it.
The journey through life leads us through many peaks and valleys. When we reach the mountaintops, we find it easy to praise God, to trust him, and to give thanks. But, when we trudge through the dark valleys of bitterness and despair, trusting God is more difficult. The next time you find your courage tested to the limit, lean upon God’s promises. When you are worried, anxious, call upon Him. Remember that God rules both mountaintops and valleys with limitless wisdom and love now and forever.
“Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?” // Elisabeth Elliot
What To Pray:
Lord, when I trust in things of this earth, I will be disappointed. But when I put my faith in You, I am secure. You are my rock and my shield. Upon Your firm foundation I will build my life. When I am worried, Lord, let me trust in You. I know that You will love me and protect me, and You will share Your boundless grace today, tomorrow, and forever.
~ Gabbie Chase