Life is hard. We get hurt. People reject us. Circumstances are depressing. We experience pain. We feel empty. We become discouraged.
How many times this world has brought me down. It has worn me thin and left me with nothing but a broken heart aching to find something to fill it up with. When this world leaves us dry and empty, often it is God reminding us to turn back to Him and ask Him to fill our empty hearts. Only God can truly satisfy our needs and desires. He is in control of all things and can truly help us the most.
Lately my list of things I am in need of has skyrocketed. My worries and fears have increased and I feel doubt and dread for the future since it seems like a long way until I'm where I want to be. Right now trusting God just seems like it is not worthwhile since I want to take things into my own hands. I want control and I want things done the way I feel they should be done. But I know that is wrong. Oh, how wrong that truly is!
I am one of those people who can't seem to trust others with things since often I feel like they aren't done correctly. People are often not efficient and don't follow through. Sometimes I get mixed up and categorize God in with the people of this world. But God is not of this world, He is holy and majestic. He is above all things. He has control over every detail. How often I forget just how powerful God is and that He sees beyond the speck that I see in front of me. God is efficient. He will not fail to follow through with the plans of my life. When we go to Him He will follow through and is working through our problems, unlike others. He doesn't whip through our problems just to check them off, but sees our needs and takes into consideration what is for our best.
The hardest thing for me lately has just been relying on God and trusting Him that He will do what is best. I hate uncertainty and not knowing what lies ahead. I like things planned out and ready. I like knowing what to expect and what I'll be doing. But for some reason God has different plans.
We all need to put trust in God for something in our lives. Trust is one of the hardest things we do as humans. We see so many people of this world fail us and let us down. Often times it may seem like God has let us down too. But He hasn't - if you saw the big picture you'd see that He steered you far away from something worse that could harm you. He is protecting you with everything you put Him in control of in your life.
Just put your trust in God this week and pray for His will to be done through all of your struggles, worries and circumstances. They may not be what you had planned, but at least you know that it is for your best and according to God's perfect plan.
Surely God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid. For the Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.
He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.