It’s in our nature to want to be in control. To plan, execute and try our very best to protect ourselves from undesirable outcomes and circumstances. But that wouldn’t require much faith. And being the “god” of our own lives, in our own strength and sovereignty, pales drastically in comparison to when we fully allow God to be whom He says He is and trust that He will do all that He says He will do.
With God, there is an invitation on the table for all of us. An invitation into a unique, personal journey full of awe and wonder that can only be found in a life truly surrendered to Him. The beauty in this journey is dependent on trust and requires us to learn how to trust Him more with every step we take. God’s timing is designed to teach you to trust. And learning to trust God means learning to trust His timeline, character and plans more than our own.
For each and every one of us, our journey will take us through defeat, disappointment, doubt, and detours, but we will always discover God in every one of those places. Nothing will be wasted as He uses them to sharpen us, build our faith, mold our hearts and lead us into purpose and destiny.
God is calling you, and His invitation requires a response. What will be your answer? ✨
Here is what the Bible has to say about trust:
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
Psalm 13:5 “But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.”
Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.”
Psalm 112:7 “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
2 Samuel 7:28 “Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.”
Proverbs 28:26 “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”
Romans 15:13 “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.”
Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
- Carly Lynn xo // @car1ylynn