There comes a time in each of our lives when our faith and trusting God in all circumstances is put to the test. During times such as this, there are invaluable lessons and verses that we can cling to that will strengthen us while in the midst of our circumstances.
When it comes to trusting God, in all circumstances I find myself saying the words that all Christians are supposed to say…I trust God in all things. But what happens when asked this question from friends or possibly another sister in Christ?
Now it can be easy to say the words…”I’m trusting God in all circumstances” but are these just meaningless words coming from our lips, or do we truly believe God is working in and throughout our circumstances?
Maybe like me, you’re facing insurmountable hills and valleys at the moment? If so, how can you go about trusting God in all circumstances no matter what?
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Trusting God in All Circumstances…No Matter What?
In life, we all face circumstances that are completely out of our control. That being said, times such as these are life lessons to learn and grow our dependence on God, in and throughout our circumstances.
The bigger picture in the vast scheme of things is to learn how to put our complete faith and assurance in God. Only then is when we will find the peace that surpasses all understanding.
According to BlueLetterBible.com, the word “trust” occurs 134 times in the Old Testament in the KJV. However, there are variations of trust such as “trusting” which are not accounted for in this search….
Trusted – appears 29 times. Trustedst – appears 3 times. Trustest – appears 6 times the word. Trusteth – appears 17 times the word. Trusting – appears once. And trusty appears once. Altogether, this totals to 191 times including variations.
Give God your doubt
Sweet friends, speaking from personal experience, I often find myself stating I’m trusting God in all circumstances even when I can’t fully understand His plan and will for my life. Can you relate?
I’m human and flawed and become impatient at times and instead of relying on and trusting God, I want to take over control and try to “fix it” myself.
Why do we convince ourselves that no matter what a situation may look like with our natural eyes we think we can handle everything in our strength instead of trusting God in our circumstances. When we get SELF out of the way that’s when God will step in and do what we can’t!
turn to God in difficult circumstances
Whom do you look to when you’re facing issues that are out of your control? The response I’m quick to say is that I look to God in those difficult challenges. However, is my mind and heart quick to agree with this statement?
If I’m being 100% honest I’d have to say no! Ouch! The truth hurts us sometimes doesn’t it Friends? If I looked to God for the strength I needed through my circumstances I wouldn’t be trying to find a way to “fix” the situation’s myself, would I?
Can you relate to the challenges of trusting God in all circumstances no matter what? Do you tend to want to “fix it” like me?
It can be so hard waiting for things to change sometimes, isn’t it? We look around and see nothing happening so we want to try to rush it along.
Have you ever looked back and questioned:
“Wow, I sure made things worse by doing ____?” Yep, me too!
Give it to God
Why do we give it to God and then turn around to pick it back up? Do we think we can do a better job than our Heavenly father?
Absolutely Not! We make an even bigger mess of things, don’t we? At least I do!
I have this OCD thing going on and want things in a certain order. If they aren’t I tend to step in and put it how I think it should be. In all honesty, that tendency leaks over into everyday situations.
What is the wrong Example of trusting God in all circumstances?
For instance, let’s say, someone, I love may be dealing with a circumstance I think they shouldn’t be and No Matter What…Do I ____?
Allow them to try to figure out a solution to fix their problem or jump in and try to “fix it” myself?
Did you guess correctly? Yep, I try to fix it according to how I think it “should be.”
Is this the right thing to do? Are the individuals learning anything by my jumping in to “handle it?” I would say no they aren’t.
I’m the type of person who would rather go ahead and do something than to depend on others to do the same thing I would do myself No Matter What…Do I ____?
- Give them the opportunity to see if they’ll do what I think they should?
- Do I think why bother If it’s needing to be done I will just do it myself?
Did you guess the right response? I bet you did.
Instead of waiting to see if the individual would “jump in” on their own I’m thinking to myself why wait I know they aren’t going to. I’m just gonna do it myself.
Why we should Let go and let god
How often do we try to do it ourselves on our timetable rather than relying upon and trusting God in all circumstances no matter what? That can be so exhausting plus you get drained both mentally and physically.
Do you know that we can put God in a similar situation? That’s something I wouldn’t want to do intentionally. However, I’ve come to realize that I do that very thing. Have you considered if you do as well?
What is trusting God?
This involves trusting God no matter what. God does care about you and me, even when it feels like He doesn’t. Trusting in God means that whatever we suffer, in the end, can be used for our ultimate good.
Lately, my health issues can be hard to deal with at times. It can consume my thoughts if I allow it to do so. I also realize it could be much worse that being said still doesn’t make it easy sometimes.
As a matter of fact, I’ve gotten so tired of waiting on the Doctors to do something with my foot I’ve taken it into my own hands so to speak. Trust me when I say that may not be necessarily a good thing.
How can you stop worrying and start trusting God?
Much too often, we can question God’s timing. Why this, Why that, Why can’t you do it this way, my way, What’s taking so long, Will you step in and “fix it” already Lord?
Waiting and trusting God’s timing is easy when all is going well. It’s in those challenging times when it’s the most difficult. We tend to want to jump ahead of his way and his timing when we should let go and let God do the work.
PRAY ABOUT IT
Let God know exactly where you’re failing to let go and let God handle the situation. Make your request before the Lord, and then leave it at His feet. Give it to God by turning it over to Him and trust that He will help you throughout the circumstances. Allow Him to exchange your worry and fear with His peace.
I think as women it’s in our nature to want things “fixed” quickly. It’s our nurturing nature. Especially as a Mother. Let’s not forget also for someone with an OCD nature it can be even more problematic.
Waiting is a fact of life nobody gets out of it. So the question is NOT if we’ll wait but rather HOW we’ll wait when it comes to trusting God in all circumstances
How you’re trusting God matters: Passively or Expectantly? Joyce Meyer
A passive person hopes something good will happen and is willing to sit around waiting to see if it does. After a short time, he gives up, saying, “That’s it! I’ve waited and waited and nothing’s happened.” The passive person has a lot of wishbones but not much backbone!
The expectant person, on the other hand, is hopeful, believing the answer is just around the corner, due to arrive any minute. His belief is not a passive thing. His heart is full of hope, expecting his problem to be solved at any moment. He wakes up every morning expecting to find his answer. He may wait and wait, but suddenly what he’s been waiting for happens.
I would LOVE for my answer to be B…The expectant person. However, I must be honest. More often than I care to admit I HATE to say this but I am A…The passive person.
I would love for certain situations in my life to be different than what they are. I have believed and prayed for a different outcome often with no change.
Lies of the devil creep in and fills my mind with doubts. You know the mind games Satan is so good at playing so I will leave it at that.
Now, I know it can be tough at times to wait and not jump in, to “fix it” or “try to” anyway! I do not claim to be perfect and I know that I’m far from it and I’m human and make poor choices on a daily basis.
Full of grace and mercy my Heavenly father forgives me anyway even when I know I don’t deserve it! We must rely on our trust and faith in God, to “fix things!”
We may not see any changes before our natural eyes however, that doesn’t mean he isn’t working it all out, for HIS Glory and OUR good.
What happens when you trust God completely?
Trusting God eliminates our fears because we learn to lean on His understanding, not our own, and we learn that His understanding is good.
The more and more we trust God, the more we realize we don’t have to wait for earthly evidence that God can and will take care of us.
I do NOT know about you but I MUST stop thinking in the here and now and start thinking with an eternal perspective!
In closing on How To Go About Trusting God in All Circumstances No Matter What
The one thing we can cling to is this sweet friends…No matter what God will always love us! We can “mess up” over and over again and nothing will change the love he has for YOU and the love he has for ME!
We can try to jump in and “fix things” and end up doing it completely wrong and he will still have his arm wide open for us to run into and say “my child, why didn’t you trust me…I was handling it my way!”
That is a Promise we can hold fast too