Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 06 - Trust

We sipped the hot, dark coffee from over-sized clay mugs and talked quietly about the real issues of life. Both of us were in a season with some unanswered questions in our lives. We talked about trusting God in the midst of question marks. It’s not always an easy thing to do.

Every day we make a choice to either trust God… or not. We can worry and stew when things are not clear, or we can choose to trust Him. We can choose to believe He is faithful and that He will direct our path in His time… and it will not be too late.

It is a challenge to ask ourselves, “Do I really trust God?” Often with our lips we say, “Yes”, but with our worried lives we say, “No”.

Do I believe it when God makes a promise in His Word, the Bible? He says…

“I will instruct you and guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch your progress.” (Psalm 32:8)

The choice you make today to believe those words and trust God will bring a result in your life! Listen…

” ...abiding love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. So rejoice in him, all those who are His and shout for joy all those who choose to obey Him.” (Psalm 32: 10&11)

Choosing to trust God in the confusing times in our lives releases the peace and the comfort of His love and it will surround us… holding us secure through the winds of change and uncertainty. Our lives will be marked by a joy and a rejoicing that will be the by-product of His surrounding love as it carries us.

Choosing to believe that God will guide you in the best pathway for your life frees you from the anxiety of worry. Trust is a choice we can make in a God who has proven Himself trustworthy to countless believers. Choose to trust Him today with the question marks in your life.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I confess that my trust often wavers in the questions and uncertainty of life. Today I set aside the fruitless act of worrying and declare that I will choose to trust in You. I believe You will direct my path and I ask for Your surrounding love to hold me as I wait. Cause my heart to rejoice in Your faithfulness in my past and Your trustworthiness for my future.
In Jesus’ strong name I pray, amen.