Trusting God is not always easy. As a matter of fact, sometimes it’s one of the hardest challenges we’ll ever face- to move from a state of self-reliance to a place where we desire to trust our Heavenly Father over ourselves. It is true He knows us better than we know ourselves, but at times we feel what He is doing in our lives can’t possibly be good for us because it hurts and it’s painful. That’s when our faith has to kick in. We have to open up our hearts to Him and say, “I don’t understand you, but I trust you.” As we move into that total place of trust, He’ll be able to lead and guide us because we’ll stop trying to control the reigns. God can’t have control if we are continually fighting for the control. He sees what we can’t; He sees the future, the past, and today. He knows how things will turn out; He breathed life into existence. He set forth creation. Because He is all seeing, all sufficient, all knowing Creator of the Universe, it is wise to place ourselves under His wing and care. How do we do that? Surrender. We must make a decision to internally give Him the control of our life knowing that He is for us because God is love and can never change. His weakness is greater than our biggest strength. He holds the power to make all things brand new, and as we step into Christ by faith, we’ll find He’s been waiting for us all along. We’ll see God is patient, loving, and steadfast in waiting for His children. We’ll find He takes delight in us. As we “let go and let God,” He’ll prove Himself to us and show up strong. Dare Him to prove Himself to you. Put Him to the test. Ask Him to show up in your life and show off, and to show Himself strong. I promise you He will, if your eyes are open and you watch for Him in the little things. He will prove Himself faithful to each of us, if we give Him the chance to work and the time needed to do so. It might now be how we expect, but it will always be for the best.
*”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11*