Trust Issues

Trust Issues by: M.J.Francois
We’re taught growing up to be independent and not to depend on anyone for anything; but when you get saved you’re told to trust Christ Jesus. We’re used to going out and making things happen for ourselves. It’s not easy, especially since we can’t see Him in a physical form! God has been telling me this year more than ever to trust Him. I remember a few months ago God placed a song on my heart as I woke up, “Held it down” by Ambassador. The entire song is about how we say we trust yet all we do is worry. I mean throughout life I had been let down, as a young girl with an absentee father, a teenager who learned not everyone can keep secrets, as an adult some men lie. Yet there were major lessons in these let downs. The main lesson, man will fail you. (Isaiah 2:22, Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 27:10) Man is imperfect yet there is a perfect God who loves us and came down from Heaven to endure the hardships of life to prove His love for you and I.
For a few nights my daughter didn’t want to go to sleep in her room because it’s dark. I would just remind her that Jesus is the light and God is watching over her, that wasn’t enough for her because she couldn’t see Him. I would tell her night after night although you don’t see Him He is here always watching over you. Then I received revelation: as an adult there are times it is difficult to trust that God is with me because the “dark room” appears to be empty. The word of God teaches us that God will never ever forsake us! (Joshua 1:5, 1 Samuel 12:22, Hebrews 13:5). At times things don’t seem to be going right in life and we begin to doubt ourselves and God. God has a purpose for your life; He has promises for you (Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 18:30); He’s not a man that He would lie (Numbers 23:19). Honestly after getting saved I didn’t expect to get close to God. I thought that there were the 10 commandments and that was it. I didn’t expect to open up to Him, to share my fears and hurts with Him. I realize now that this is the greatest relationship I will ever have! Because God is trustworthy I can rest in knowing that where He leads will be for my good. Don’t only trust God when you want some money because God is so much greater than that. Trust God with your heart, with your kids, with your goals etc.  
Trust God with your heart, trust Him to heal it, strengthen it and one day bring the one who will love it as Christ loves the church. One night I asked myself what God had done that made me not trust Him. Nothing! When things happen remember we live in an imperfect world. When people do horrible things remember it’s not flesh blood. (Ephesians 6, Isaiah 54:15) One step at a time we must trust God and have faith in Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Songs: I Will Trust by Fred Hammond, Trust in You Lauren Daigle
Stay Blessed!