Learning to trust …

“Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.’” Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV)

Trust is huge for me. I had a conversation with God way back in 2006 about trust … whether or not I trusted Him … and whether or not I wanted to pursue a journey of learning how to trust Him.

I chose the latter – despite all my fear and anxiety about what situations I’d face if I uttered the words, “Lord, please teach me how to trust You” which caused me to add the following … “and please be gentle during the process.”

Learning to trust God has been an adventure. Such an adventure I could write a book about it.

In fact, I ended up writing FOUR books about it … and since the adventure isn’t finished yet, I’m sure more books are coming on this subject.

Spoken from the Heart: Journey from Fear to Faith

Spoken from the Heart: Embracing the Adventure

Spoken from the Heart: The Adventure Continues

Spoken from the Heart: Choosing a Faith-Filled Adventure

Each one of the books above shares how God heard my prayer years earlier and lovingly answered it, slowly peeling back layer after layer of the onion of my life and revealing the beauty He planted inside me at birth.

From my experience, trust is the foundation of the Christian life. If I can’t trust God, I will always be afraid when He calls me to step out in faith for Him.

If I can’t trust God, I won’t have the peace He promises to His children.

If I can’t trust God, I won’t see the blessings in my life which come directly from Him.

If I can’t trust God, I won’t live a thankful life, have the ability to keep calm, learn to be joyful, or be able to love with His love others around me.

If I can’t trust God, I won’t be living the full and abundant life He promises to those who love Him.

What about you my friend? Do you have an issue with trust as I used to? Are you halfway through the peeling process and you trust God with most things but not everything yet? Or have you never had a problem with trusting God – it’s as natural to you as taking your next breath?

Please reply in the comments and share with me your experiences. I would love to be encouraged by the way God is working in your life.

2 thoughts on “Learning to trust …

  1. I really like this series! I certainly have issues with trust. I am getting better but it is a process. I have seen a very big difference in everything when I do make that step to trust! I do appreciate the way you teach to trust through my daily prayers, telling God you trust the way He will choose to answer each concern instead of just praying for the concern in general. That is the way to retrain our thoughts right from the heart. It is not the natural way for me to think (or anyone, I expect) but doing this regularly is what has been changing my outlook. Like I said, it doesn’t happen overnight & I have found that I have to start right back at the beginning when I am working to trust something different or if I slip and either miss doing devotions/prayer time each day but knowing the end result makes it easier each time. I hope the day comes where it becomes automatic to trust first & foremost but suspect being human it will always take practice!

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