Why Trust God?
In a world that brings so much questions and uncertain moments, trusting God may seem more confusing than ever. Putting our trust in something/someone we cannot even see? I felt the same way not too long ago in my journey and if I am being transparent, I sometimes feel that way now. But I can say that the pay off is extremely greater then anything you can ask, think or imagine.
You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Trusting anyone these days is so difficult. People let us down in any way that they can. They abandon us leaving us heart broken and having to pick up the pieces. God is a God of peace and wisdom. He has His arms out stretched, patiently waiting for you to run to Him. Any other quick fix you may have tried or continue to try leaving you even more upset or unfulfilled? We use the temporary and fleeting things of this life as ways to satisfy us and wonder why we are feeling so alone. God knitted you in your mother's womb and has the hairs on your head numbered. What an amazingly beautiful picture of His never ending love for His children. There is not one single thing you're enduring that He doesn't know about.
Can We Ask God Why?
I believe it is okay to ask God why things are happening. Why you got the medical report you did. Why our world is in chaos. Why your marriage didn't work out. After you ask why though, you must ask an even more important question. How? How am I going to get through this, Father? How will this trial bring me closer to you? How can I use this to inspire others around me? Those questions show that you trust God enough even if He does not reveal the answers to the why questions. We have all been there. We all have things that have happened to us personally or to those around us that do not make sense.
I Have Been Where You Are
I can first hand say that I have been in your shoes. I have so many questions about so many things, which ultimately leaves me with a ton of anxiety and still no answers. I recently got a medical report that shows a low grade lesion on my cervix. I need further testing to see if it needs to be removed or if it is cancerous. My husband and I were in the process of trying to start a family and this news stopped me dead in my tracks. We had to stop, pray and really listen to what God is saying. Sometimes I have trouble hearing Him. But I remember that He says when we walk through the fire we will not be burned and when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we should not be afraid. He is with us wherever we go. We must be bold and courageous (Joshua 1:9) The medical report is not the final say. God has the final say. I have cried out to God so much these last few days, that I think I am now fighting a bad head cold because of it. He hears every cry and knows our hearts better than anyone. He is near to the broken and binds up their wounds.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord "plans to prosper not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Never Give Up Hope
It can be so hard not to sink into despair when these confusing events happen to us or those around us. It is so easy to lose hope and become deeply depressed. I have also been there and am currently fighting that now as well. Depression is real and is not something to be taken lightly. We must encourage our family, friends or anyone else we know that is struggling. This life is worth living. Your life is worth living. Please remember that God made you who you are for a reason, flaws and all.
Philippians 4:13- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"