Trusting God Through The Good & The Bad #52

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. Jeremiah 17:7-8

D1ECB8C7-920B-4E5F-86D7-F996EC503DEBThe fact that I question God all the time is no secret to anyone who reads my blog regularly because I’m always very honest with you all about the things that I question God about. I question God because I don’t understand certain things that are happening around me, not because I don’t trust him. Today I was thinking about how it’s always easy to trust God when life is going good, but when the difficult times roll in for some trust in God rolls out, although it’s during the difficult times when our trust and faith in God should increase. I’ve been wondering if God uses the difficult times in the lives of those of us who believe in him as a chance to test our trust in him.

I often use the phrase “let go and let God” because to me that phrase means let go, stop trying to handle things (life) in your way, pray about it and let God show you the way to handle the difficulties that life sends your way. I believe that God has a solution even before you are presented with the problem, but you have to fully one hundred percent trust in God and be willing to hand it all over to him. I know just from living my own life that it is extremely challenging to just step out of the way and hand your life and all your issues over to the Lord. Relinquishing control isn’t easy, because it’s natural to want to handle everything yourself.

Just as most human beings, I am a work in progress and God is always working on me and my relationship with him. I have had plenty of times in my life when I was worried about something, although I know that God always knows and does what’s best I found myself having a difficult time giving my issue(s) to God and no longer worrying about it. I have also had times in my life when I question God about something happening in my life or in the world that I just don’t understand and I didn’t trust his plan completely, because I didn’t understand. I feel like I have gotten much better with my faith and trust in God now that I am a bit older and each day it grows stronger.

A while ago, I read a devotional message that said “God will use difficult situations to teach us about ourselves so I wonder if difficult situations are God’s way of reminding us christians to keep trusting in him. That devotional message also said that if we don’t learn from our trials we’ll keep repeating them. I wonder if one of those lessons is that we must completely trust in God, maybe the lessons to be learned within our trials are different for each of us. I definitely believe it’s always one lesson that God is constantly repeating in my life.

When I have moments of difficulty in my life, when I’m worried or stressed over something, even though it’s still difficult for me sometimes to just give everything to God, I have to remind myself that ultimately I am not the one who is in control. I have to say to myself, Zena, God has not failed you in 36 years, he is not going to start failing you now, his way is always best, trust him.

What about you, what do you do when the troubles roll into your life and you start to lose your trust and faith in God?

That’s just my perspective!💜

16 thoughts on “Trusting God Through The Good & The Bad #52

  1. Michelle October 12, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    I’m with you. I question, sometimes too much. In some areas my faith is on fire! Its like a cache 22, LOL!

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    • Zena T. October 12, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Exactly Michelle! Thanks for taking a moment to read my blog.💜

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  2. jplagens October 12, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Oh yes. I use that saying, “Let Go and let God.” such a good reminder on who is in control.

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    • Zena T. October 12, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I have to remind myself with that phrase all the time. Thank you for taking a moment to read my blog, I really appreciate it.

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  3. A Epae Savoy October 12, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Much like you, Zena, I have built memorial stones of God’s goodness and faithfulness in my life so that I can look back and remember these things when the way seems dark. There are also so many good passages in scripture about suffering, and those are often encouraging too. I think your note about God having a solution before the problem even presents itself is SO good! Even if the “solution” is our own transformation into a better like-image of Christ! — A painful process. 🙂 Take care and keep writing! – Epae

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    • Zena T. October 12, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      I go to scripture to find comfort in so many areas of my life and I think the older I get the better I understand certain scriptures. Thank you for taking a moment to read my blog, I really appreciate you.💜

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    • Zena T. October 17, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thanks for taking the time to read it.💜

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  4. LadyPamelaRose October 14, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    Jeremiah 17:7-8 is one of my favourite verses. Thank you for sharing such a good reminder.

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    • Zena T. October 14, 2018 / 4:32 pm

      It’s a great scripture that reminds me to always trust in God. Thank you for taking a moment to read my blog, I really appreciate you.💜

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    • Zena T. October 14, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      That’s very true Jasmine, sometimes you just have to let go and let God handle it. Thanks for taking a moment to read my blog, I really appreciate you.💜

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  5. Florence October 16, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Thanks, I needed to read that this morning. I’m praying that I can let go and let God.

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    • Zena T. October 16, 2018 / 9:21 am

      You can! Thanks for reading it. I am so grateful for you💜

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  6. M.Taylor October 16, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I truly enjoyed reading this
    I’m really guilty of not being able to let go and let God.

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    • Zena T. October 16, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      So true Momma! Thank you for being the #1 greatest supporter of my blog.

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