when you're worried about learning to trust

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Do you ever wonder what sort of things God will allow into your life to help you learn to trust Him?

I do.

See, I've had a nice life. A pretty smooth, easy life. And I like it that way. I like having a great, healthy family and a comfortable living situation. I consider these blessings from the Lord, who loves to give good gifts to His children.

Yet I realize my faith muscles haven't had to be stretched too terribly much over the last 25 years. So, I wonder, what will it take to grow my faith?

I look at the burdens and struggles other people have had and worry that similar things might be waiting just around the corner for me. Do you?

When we fear the process of learning to trust the Lord, we forget that perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). God will never allow us to experience something that's too much for us to handle when we're walking with Him (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Another admonishment from Jesus applicable to growing our faith muscles is that we shouldn't borrow trouble from tomorrow (Matthew 6:34). God has us where we are, in the situation we are in, today, for a reason.

Whatever you're going through at this moment, whether a huge mountain of a health crisis or a seeming molehill of a deadline at work, God is using it to teach you to trust Him. Be in the moment, and resist the pull to compare your struggle to another's.


   Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
   but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:30-31

Ask the Lord to show you what He wants you to learn in this season, and walk forward one step at a time, holding His hand. Most of all, remember that He never lets go of yours.

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Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.


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