Has someone ever told you that “well maybe if you trusted God more then He would send that person…” or “maybe He is giving you this time to work on you right now…” – this always sounds SO CONDESCENDING! Can I get an Amen?!
I promise this was not what yesterday (Day 2) was about. Instead, my goal is to encourage you to see that God is worthy of our trust no matter the season. He is worthy of our time and building a relationship with no matter our relationship status.
Unlike what maybe someone has told you – your relationship status is not contingent on trusting God more. Rather, our peace and joy are contingent on trusting God!
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13
Remember this verse from yesterday, focus on the part about “fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him…” this means trusting – not on circumstances, not on our work, or things we can control. Rather trusting in Him as another verse reminds us:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
Trusting in Him is not based on our understanding. In fact, often times we don’t understand and when we really think about it – would it be trust if we understood? I don’t think so.
But God doesn’t stop there, in verse 6 He tells us to submit to Him and promises that when we do – He will make our paths straight.
Not seeing clearly in front of you? Man, I have been there, friend, and often times this verse has provided comfort. Why? Because it isn’t on me to figure out the plan or path. Instead, that’s God’s job. My job and your job are to trust and submit. Let me tell you, that sometimes seems hard enough!
What does it look like to submit to Him?
It means trusting His character when circumstances aren’t what we wanted. It means right now, desiring a Godly marriage but trusting God with the timing of it all.
It means taking God at His Word.
It means diving into His Word and seeking His face.
When we know God and learn more about Him the easier it is to trust in His perfect timing and plan.