Life can turn in a moment—one phone call. One word. One slip of your foot. One forgotten deadline. Life can feel very fragile.
That balance of bearable and unbearable circumstances is precarious.
However, we have an opportunity to do something powerful when Trouble shows up. It’s embodied in one simple statement; a declaration of faith: I’m going to trust God, anyway.
Maybe, you’re going through some trouble right now. Have the scales tipped over to the unbearable side? If that’s the case, I want you to know that now is the time when your confession of faith in God is most important—and, most powerful!
Now, when you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel; when the only reports you hear are bad; when hope seems lost forever￼; when you’ve never felt more alone—this is when your faith is most challenged, and when it matters most that you press in harder than ever.
Yes, you’re going to feel scared, confused, hopeless—that’s OK. Emotions happen. Yet, even while you are feeling all those feels, your confession needs to be one of trust in the Lord. You don’t have to feel like trusting God. Faith is not an emotion. We trust God out of reverence. It is an act of obedience and obedience always bears good fruit—the spiritual kind that makes life better!
I tell you what, no matter how dark or frightening or desperate your circumstances may seem right now, God is still bigger. God is still able. It’s none of our business how or when He fixes our troubles, but it’s our business to trust Him, anyway. He’ll take care of the rest!
So, say it out loud. Turn it into a song. Write it on paper, and tape it to your wall. Make it your Facebook status!
Come on. Say it with me: I’m going to trust God, anyway.
“Praise the Lord! For all who fear God and trust in him are blessed beyond expression. Yes, happy is the man who delights in doing His commands.￼ He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him.” Psalm 112:1&7 (TLB)
Praise the Lord! ❤