Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Trusting God Part 1 - All Your Heart

The path ahead looked confusing to the young woman. Karen had hoped to have her path set by now but each day seemed to bring more questions.

She prayed but God seemed far away. Why didn’t He answer? Did He even care? Maybe He had forgotten her. She felt like she was fumbling along in the dark. And in the dark Karen began to doubt the God she had once placed her trust in.
But God had not forgotten Karen. He gently placed the long forgotten Bible verse in her mind and she could not ignore it.

“Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding…” Proverbs 3: 5&6

Karen realized she was leaning on her own understanding of her circumstances. And they simply didn’t make sense right now. She was doing her very best thinking to plan her pathway. God was reminding her that this was not what HE was asking her to do. He simply wanted her to trust Him with all her heart.

It was one thing to trust God when things were going along just fine. It was quite another to trust Him in the dark when the path was not clear.

Karen made a choice…even though she could not see her next step she asked God to forgive her for doubting His love and His ability to guide her life. She asked Him to help her walk in contentment, even in the dark, and to help her trust Him with all of her heart.

God brought a peace and a contentment to her heart and mind that she could never have manufactured. Her path didn’t come clear that day or even that week…but God did bring a clarity to her steps and a confidence to her heart ...Yes…She would trust Him.

prayer & reflection

Father God,

I thank You today that Your Word tells me I can trust You with my whole heart. You know exactly what it is I need to trust You with wholeheartedly. I confess that I have allowed doubts to crowd out Your peace. Please forgive me. By the power of Your Holy Spirit help me to find contentment in this moment in my life. Give me Your wisdom as I lean on You to work out my circumstance. I will trust You today. Help me to trust with all my heart as I watch for Your hand to be at work in my life. Thank you for Your love and for Your absolute trustworthiness.

In Jesus’ strong name I pray, Amen.