Thursday, December 17, 2015

Keep Calm & Trust God!

So, am I the only one who has a hard time trusting God? Why does it seem easier to worry than to put our hope in God? Tonight as I worried about "statistics", I heard the Lord say to me, "Do you trust me or do you trust numbers?" He then said, "I am known for defying numbers." When he said that, I immediately began to think of people like Sarah who gave have birth in her old age and Lazarus who was resurrected after being dead for 3 days. And I'm sitting around worrying about "statistics"? I felt so bad for not trusting a God who proves to be faithful over and over again.

Why is trusting God so hard though? Why is it not the default? Well, because building trust (even in God) is a process and our flesh has to be trained to trust someone other than itself. The more you practice, the easier it becomes. I realized tonight that I needed to build my trust in God. Yep, the Elder struggles too! The truth is, our lack of trust is directly connected to our lack of faith (ouch!). I hate to admit it, but I was in fact guilty of being a believer who didn't believe.

As I write this post, I am encouraging both you and I to put our faith to work! Tonight, I had to immediately change my confession because I believe that what we speak becomes what we believe. We often judge the disciple Thomas for doubting Jesus when in fact we all have doubted at one time or another. The important thing is to not get stuck in unbelief. At a certain point in your walk with God, your lack of trust is insulting to God. Why would you doubt someone who always comes through? Selah.

My Prayer: Lord, help my unbelief! Forgive me for not trusting in you. Build my faith, O God! Help me to trust you even when you're quiet. Help me to be patient as I trust you. I know that all things will work out for my good. I also know that worrying won't change anything. So, I make a decision today to trust you. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

-Ghia ♥


Unknown said...

Thank you for being transparent you are not alone. It's just that people want say it out loud.
The way the words was rounded out your mouth today on periscope, you good in his eye. Your light is bright and his truth in running in your veins.
Keep it up! God Bless you!

Ghia Kelly said...

Thanks for the kind words! :)