Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Easier said than done right? It took me a looonnnnnggg time to learn this. I still struggle every day with this because I’m the type of person that likes to have control of everything in my life. I’m sure that most people are like this as well. When we have control over certain things, we know (more or less) what the outcome will be, or how to get it done “the right way”, or blah blah blah. But that isn’t life though and that’s not what God wants. He wants us to trust in HIM.
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20
Now-a-days, trust is far and few between and when you grow up in a certain way, it may be hard to give. But, learning more about God and His word is amazing. The more you dive in and develop your relationship with God, you see just how much He loves you. However, I do know that it does take time because we are human, we are sinners, and we often doubt ourselves. But immerse yourself in the word every day, pray, talk with the Lord, and see how God’s love fills you. When you completely trust in God and His word, you see how much He works in your life every single day.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10
We still must make decisions in life, we still will go through trials and tribulations, and it won’t be easy sometimes. But give God control and your trust and let Him guide you. When we come to those hard times or if you are currently experiencing them, we must first seek the Lord. Honestly, we should seek the Lord all the time.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
If you aren’t already, just try to devote 5 minutes of your time each day to pray, read the Word, or just have a conversation with the Lord. Build your relationship with Him, immerse yourself in the Bible, and see what God has done for us. When you realize that, your eyes AND heart are opened, and you can see that God is ALWAYS there. You will see that God loves us so much and He wants us to trust, put our faith in Him, love Him, and give Him control.