Are you trusting God in difficult times? Let’s be honest. trusting God is easy when life is easy, right? However, what about when things are falling apart? When you encounter tough times is your faith solid and unwavering or is it rocky and bumpy? It’s much tougher trusting God in shaky times, right? Here are 8 tips for trusting God in difficult times.
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- How do you Trust God in Difficult Times?
- 1. Trust God Regardless of what you can see
- 2. Stand Strong
- 3. Look Up
- 4. Choose to Accept the Hard Times Even If it isn’t easy
- 5. Choose to Find the Positive side, Not Negative
- 6. Choose to Give Your Fears to God in Difficult Times
- 7. Remember Non-Christians are watching how you handle what you’ve been dealt with
- 8. Even if your circumstances never change Your Hope is in God alone
- Trust God in difficult times Bible verses
- Even If…Final thought
- Your Turn
Faith is only a five-letter word yet it’s so powerful! Why do we find it so hard to put our complete trust and faith in God in ALL circumstances? That being said, if we aren’t trusting God in difficult times we’re setting ourselves up for failure!
But without Faith, it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6
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How do you Trust God in Difficult Times?
It seems lately all I see are the never-ending issues surrounding my numerous autoimmune disorders with no light at the end of the tunnel. Trusting God in difficult times such as these can seem daunting.
I have such a lack of trusting God is who he says he is sometimes. Satan will distract our minds and has us questioning all kinds of things that we know aren’t true.
Why do we do this to ourselves time and time again? I don’t know about you but if I do NOT fight these feelings it can set you on the path to depression. The answer is we are human we are flawed and we will stay flawed on this side of Eternity.
1. Trust God Regardless of what you can see
Even When You Don’t Understand God’s purposes for your life go to the never-ending unfailing wide open arms of our Heavenly Father and pour your heart out to Him! We must make a choice to trust God wholeheartedly in the hard times! Yes, even if the circumstances do NOT change.
2. Stand Strong
You see, with all the health issues I deal with I feel as if I’m always under spiritual warfare. In my weakest moments, I forget at times, for a few short minutes who my comforter is. I forget to look up to the one I should cry out to for help.
As followers of Jesus Christ, trusting God in difficult times should be easier, right? But God wants us to trust Him at ALL times, even when they’re hard.
Do you ever feel that way?
I suppose the best answer is that as humans, we are prideful and assume we have our situations under control so we feel as if we don’t need to call on God for help. Sweet friend, If you truly believe this, you’re already in trouble.
3. Look Up
You can NOT stay in a place where you allow doubt to take control of your mind. You can NOT allow your fears, doubts, and insecurities to doubt God’s goodness and protection over you.
This path will take us down a long dark road of depression if we let it. Instead, we must turn our eyes on Jesus, and lay our cares at the foot of the cross. We aren’t meant to carry our burdens alone though that’s exactly what we try to do.
We think God is too busy for us or He’s got more important issues to deal with. But Friends. he cares about YOU and Me too. The obvious question remains how can we choose to trust God in hard times?
4. Choose to Accept the Hard Times Even If it isn’t easy
I have come to a point in living with Autoimmune Disorders that if it’s God’s will for my health journey to remain the way they are now then so be it.
That being said, trusting God and His sovereignty throughout the journey is key! See y’all, if I allow myself to focus on the “disorder” instead of focusing on “living” I am the one missing out.
My life is NOT all about ME and the issues I face while on this earth. I am here for ONE purpose…Bringing Glory to God!
5. Choose to Find the Positive side, Not Negative
Yes, I struggle immensely with my hearing and it can be extremely frustrating to me and my family who have to constantly repeat themselves but it could be so much worse.
It’s possible I could NOT hear at all and I’m so grateful for that. Not to mention working in oncology has taught me I can have it much worse than I do.
6. Choose to Give Your Fears to God in Difficult Times
One of my biggest fears is not being able to enjoy and play with my grandchildren. In all honesty, I have numerous days where I’m so dizzy and off-balance I can barely walk let alone do fun things with my grand joys.
Yet, I could NOT be able to work but I can still do both of these. You must look for the positive out of a negative situation.
7. Remember Non-Christians are watching how you handle what you’ve been dealt with
It’s all in how you view your circumstances. It is all about trusting God in difficult times. As Christians, people watch what we are dealt with in life, to see how we handle them.
I am by no means saying I handle them perfectly because I do NOT. But God CAN and WILL use US for HIS Glory.
8. Even if your circumstances never change Your Hope is in God alone
I Love a song by MercyMe, it’s called “Even If.” As I was driving home one day I had a “WOES ME” at that moment a song came on the radio and reminded me of exactly what I needed.
It says, I know you’re able, and I know you can save through the fire, with your mighty hand, but Even If you don’t, my hope is you alone. So when I’m feeling overwhelmed by life I must remember God is my refuge and strength.
Trust God in difficult times Bible verses
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers. Romans 8:38
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Roman’s 8:39
The righteous cry and the Lord hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34:17
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27
The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8
Even If…Final thought
You see Friends, I get Homesick for Heaven, the same as other born-again followers of Jesus Christ but for now “Even If” my circumstances don’t change…….God has changed “ME” in the midst of them and God will do the same for you too.
You can trust God in difficult times so when they come your way what are you gonna do? How are you gonna stand strong in faith? My best advice of the 8 tips is to LOOK UP!
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