I’ve been waiting for an answer about something the last few weeks. I don’t wait gracefully, even after years walking with Jesus. I know most of us struggle with this. It’s simply not in our nature, is it? I’ve known for a long time that we don’t like to wait. It does give me a little comfort to know I’m not alone in this human infirmity.
But I’m also beginning to understand that along with patience, it is also counter-intuitive for us to trust. Some of us trust easier than others because we’ve not been hurt badly by other people. But some of us have an enormously difficult time trusting people and God because of the trauma we’ve endured.
Yet, i would venture to make the statement that there is something in us that is the real culprit of our natural tendencies of not trusting others or God. I believe that the drive in us to be independent and strong and do things on our own, that piece of pride nestled deep in our human hearts, makes it very hard for us to trust no matter what our past.
Our first inclination is often fear when the answer is different than we’d hoped. We fear what’s next. We doubt. We second guess. We wonder if we heard God wrong and if we should quit or change jobs or move or __________ you fill in the blank.
Trust is hard.
This weekend as I’ve thought over and over about the answer I finally received–an answer that sent me on a rabbit trail of second guessing myself, my writing, my projects, and what to do next, Holy Spirit continues to whisper,
I have responded, “Thank you Lord. You are. I know. Help me trust and listen and only do what I hear you tell me.” And just like He usually does, the next step He gives me is simple, nothing grand or life changing. This is what He said,
“Write your post for the Bite of Bread.”
And so here I am wearing my life on my shirt sleeve (aka blog post) because the Lord led me to Scriptures for this week that are about His faithfulness. I can’t wait to share them with you and discuss these verses with ya’ll this week on our little Periscope pow-wow every morning. These verses send us back to the Rock. His goodness. His faithfulness. His. Not the world’s. HIS. And I know that as we read together, and as we dig, our trust in Him will be strengthened.
‘Jot these verses down in a journal or take a screen shot. Spend some time with the One who is waiting for you.
When do you have a hard time trusting God? Leave a comment and join the conversation .
Grace needed 24/7,