Trusting God When It’s Hard to Trust

Trusting God When It’s Hard to Trust
Acts 9: 10-19
Rev. Deborah Rozier

What Does It Mean to Trust God?
Trusting God is more than a feeling; it’s a choice to have faith in what He says even when your feelings or circumstances would have you believe something different. Your feelings and circumstances matter and are very much worth paying attention to. God cares about them both. But those things alone are not reliable enough to base your life on. They can change at any moment, even in an instant.

God, on the other hand, does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and therefore is worthy of your trust. Trusting God is not about ignoring your feelings or reality. It is not pretending that everything is OK when it isn’t. Trusting God is living a life of belief in and obedience to God even when it’s difficult.

At some point in their lives, everyone experiences difficulties, whether it's an illness, the loss of a loved one, a dramatic change in circumstances, or something else. At those times, it's normal to wonder how those events fit into God's plan, or to grapple with the question of why bad things happen to good people. Often, we don't get answers to these questions—at least, not in this world. Still, part of being a “good” Christian is keeping faith in difficult times. The key is to look at struggles as an opportunity to strengthen your faith, rather than letting it push you further away from God.

Here are seven practical ways to trust God in your everyday life:
  • Seek Truth in Scripture.
  • Confess Unbelief. Be honest.
  • Share Your Concerns with Your Community.
  • Remember God and Spend Time with Him. God is bigger than your circumstances. ...
  • Look for Things to Be Grateful For.
  • Walk in the Holy Spirit.
  • Wait on the Lord

But remember, God is trustworthy even when you don’t see your prayers answered or problems solved right away. Life is unpredictable and difficult at times, and that difficulty may persist for longer than you had hoped. It may even bring you to the end of your strength. So, what do you do then?

Wait, trust and remember that God loves you. You can trust Him to sustain you, provide for you and be with you even during your hardship. Jesus guaranteed His followers that they would face hard times (John 16:33), but He promised that He would always be with them (Matthew 28:20).

Prayer: Dear God when we are in times of doubt, please remember us of His promises. Remember who He has always been. Even in doubt and uncertainty, if we keep going to Him, He will continually show Himself to be trustworthy. In Jesus Name We Pray Amen.
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