Isn’t it funny how easily we can say we trust God when things feel almost promising and seem smooth? It’s like we know we have everything under control and if something were to go wrong, we’d simply take on our plan B if we had to.
But what about the times when a certain situation feels so uncertain? Can we actually say we fully trust God?
I honestly struggle with this.
I get scared and have moments of panic as my mind plays the most dramatic scenes of the worst things that can happen and this could totally be from something as small as choosing from one skin care creme to another or a decision involving may finances.
Can I get an Amen?! LOL
It’s been a while since I’ve really felt the need to rely heavily on trusting God day by day, even though this is how we should live every day, but some things simply feel a lot harder than others.
For instance, It’s been a while since I’ve actually gone on a date or even put myself out there to meet people, but just a few weeks ago without even trying, I met a guy in the most funniest way.
One moment I’m eating tater-tots at a bar with a girlfriend talking about how hard all sorts of relationships can be, to then writing my number down for my server after I had made a joke about him getting me a husband after he had asked us if he could get us anything else. Hah!
It only took a few days of back and forth messaging until we met up for a first date and oooh how I felt the need to pray hard and rely on the Lord that night leading up to our date.
Isn’t it funny how before we get the thing that we’ve been praying and hoping for we can forget how nerve wrecking it can be once we obtain it?
It’s like buying our first car, moving out on our own for the first time, getting a new pet, or starting a new career.
It all sounds so exciting and cute until we realize it all takes work to maintain. And some things we’ve already experienced before, but after a while we can come across having to re-learn certain things or even do them a bit differently.
As I was getting ready for my first date you can imagine all the thoughts that flooded my mind.
Will this be fun or will we completely run out of things to say?
What if this doesn’t work out?
What do I ask?
Will there be chemistry between us?
And soooo many more questions!
But then you know what happened?
I realized that every single day we already take risks regardless how big or small and somehow things either work out or they simply don’t, but at least we had faith to try…
It’s so easy to fall into this trap of thinking “what if this isn’t God’s will for me?” or “What if I make the wrong decision?” Which are all valid concerns.
But isn’t this what faith is all about?
Trusting that the Lord really is with us wherever we go. Remembering that He is a generous Father whom delights in giving us good gifts. Hopping that at the right time He will answer our prayers. And having faith that all things work out in the end regardless of the outcomes.
Every time we step out in faith, our faith and trust in Him gets stronger and we learn more about our God and our selves…
I don’t know what you may be going through, but let me remind you that you are never alone and that simply because you feel fear, that doesn’t mean you need to let it paralyze you into doing nothing, especially if it’s something you’ve been praying for…
Walk by faith
And trust that the Lord will work in you, through you, and for you….
Next thing you know is that you might be going on a second, third, and fourth date after all 😉…
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:4-7
Trust God, and Do Good 🙂