Friday, February 10, 2012

I Choose to Trust God

Welcome and thanks for visiting! If you’re studying An Untroubled Heart by Micca Campbell, we’re in Chapter 6 “Learning to Trust Again” this week. I apologize for being late in getting my thoughts posted. Thanks for your patience!

“The choice is ours. We can focus on the worries, burdens, and fears of our limited experience and miss the joy that can be ours or, like Joseph, we can take the risk, venture out, and truly believe that God has a plan.” ~Micca Campbell, An Untroubled Heart

Which choice do you make?

I know which choice I want to make. I want to trust God so completely that I don’t worry about the day-to-day, and I don’t get down when life isn’t going smoothly.

That’s the choice I want to make. But all too often, before I even know it, I’ve chosen to worry. I dwell on the negative, what’s not going right, what I don’t know, and my fears.

If I’m heading down that negative path before I recognize it, then it’s a habit I don’t even think about. So, now I’m thinking about it.

A few weeks ago, I started looking for the blessings in everyday. I’d seen others online doing it, and I admit that I didn’t get it at first. I wondered where the blessing was in a really bad day and, how something so small could outweigh the trials I’m facing.

Then I remembered God works in ways we don’t expect. The smallest thing that makes me smile is a blessing from Him. Any way in which I see God at work is a blessing from Him. Knowing that I can cry out to Him at any time is a blessing from Him.

I want to understand, but God never said He’d explain it to me. What He did say is that His Grace is sufficient for me. In my weakness His power is made perfect. (2 Corinthians 12:9) In other words, I don’t need to know everything. Sometimes trusting Him has to be enough for me.

So, I rely on what I know…God is with me when all seems right with the world, and He’s with me when I feel like I’m at the end of my rope. He has a plan for my life and I know I can trust Him because God always keeps His promises. He loves me no matter how often or how badly I mess up.

It doesn’t mean life will be easy or situations will go the way I want, but God blesses my life regardless. And anything that changes my focus from the negative to Him is a gift.

I choose to trust God and not dwell on the burdens that are too heavy for me to carry. Instead I will look for the blessings in every day because I don’t want to miss out on life while waiting for God’s plan to unfold.

Which choice do you make?

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In Christ,
Laura
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6 comments:

  1. Laura, trusting God and nothing else. It gives me strength and peace that I can only find in Him. Blessings!

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  2. I second what Chaina said. Trusting in God gives peace that can only be found in Him.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  3. Trusting Jesus. Just knowing how trustworthy (totally) He is brings me joy and peace.

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  4. I like many others can identify with this. I think I'm trusting God and then I find myself fretting over something and trying to figure things out all on my own instead of asking for His help. I'm glad He understands our weaknesses and is patient with us. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  5. Ladies, thank you so much for your visits and comments!

    I'm right there with you Charlotte, I trust, and I give it to God, only to panic and take it back again. As if I could do a better job! I'm so thankful for His patience with me!

    God Bless!
    In Christ,
    Laura

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  6. Thank you Laura for this honest post. Trusting when everything around us says otherwise is hard stuff. I knew I was growing in faith and trust when I could say to God during difficult circumstances, "God, this is not what I planned. I don't like it. I don't understand it but I'm choosing to trust you." Sometimes it takes a while before I can utter those words, but when I do peace invades pushing out all worry and fear.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!