Friday, October 9, 2015

If I Trusted God | Five-Minute Friday

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What would life be like if I really trusted God?

I can say confidently that I trust the Lord and I know He works out good for His children (Romans 8:28) but it seems that my trust wavers throughout the day and life circumstances.

When a worry or frustration arises, I get worked up about it for a while and, eventually, when I'm sick of mulling over it, I surrender it to God. Once it's in God's hands, I feel so much more peace and freedom.

How different would my life look if I trusted God every second of the day?

If I trusted God every second of the day,
My worries would be replaced with peace. Is my husband going to come home today? I hope there haven't been any accidents tonight.  Do you think the boys will grow up to be godly men? Are toddler boys supposed to be this crazy? Will God provide for our financial needs?

If I trusted God every second of the day, 
I would look to the future with excitement and a sense of adventure! We could dream of the amazing things God has in store for us rather than wonder what bad thing will happen next. What's the next tragedy to make the newspaper headline? Can this world get any worse? (Sadly, yes it can.)

If I trusted God every second of the day, 
I would be free to be the person God has made me to be. I would no longer question what so-and-so thinks of me or if this person likes me. I wouldn't feel insecure about my career choice as a full-time mom. I wouldn't feel anxious about sharing with others that we may homeschool our boys. I would be my goofy self more often.

If I trusted God every second of the day,
I would believe His promises and fill my mind with them. The lies that God is "mad at me" or that He is going to give up on me would be gone. The guilt and the shame of my past wouldn't try to return anymore. All negative thoughts would be replaced with God's perfect truth.

If I trusted God every second of the day,
I would tell more people about Jesus. The thoughts of them shutting me down or thinking I'm weird would be gone. Every insecurity would be replaced with confidence in my God and compassion for the people who don't know Him yet. My own ego would be out of the way and I would be on a mission for Christ, and Him alone.

Heavenly Father - 
Starting today, teach me to live in complete trust in Your promises and who You are! Free me from my insecurities, from the fear of what others think of me, and the fear of bad things happening. Thank You for Your sovereignty and knowing exactly what we need every day! Show me how to live boldly and fearlessly for You. Lord, You are wonderful and I choose to rest in Your truth today and always. 
Amen.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. PROVERBS 29:25
They will have no fear of bad news;
their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. PSALM 112:7
You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to You. PSALM 86:5
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. MATTHEW 6:31-33
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4 comments:

  1. Oh, this is such an incredible read. Thank you for sharing your soul this morning. You FMF neighbor.

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  2. What a nice post and great reminder to start my Saturday with! We are all human and yes we are not perfect, our trust in the Lord in our biggest asset! Have a great weekend!

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