What do we do when we can’t seem to trust? When worry hits us in the gut?
I can’t say I have all the answers. There are some moments when the fear of what could be, or what isn’t, or what hasn’t — comes in like a flood. There are also moments where worst case scenarios have overtaken me.
God knows, I am not perfect and life is hard. Situations get hard. People get hard.
At the same time, these verses serve as an anchor on those hard sorts of days:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.
Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with the best part of everything you produce.
Then he will fill your barns with grain,
and your vats will overflow with good wine.” (Prov. 3:5-10)
They say to me:
You don’t have to know the way, Kelly. God does.
It’s not your wisdom that will save you anyway. It’s God’s wisdom.
When you fear God, there’s no room left to fear man.
When you are on your last leg, there — in that very needy place — God comes in with strength.
When you haven’t the faintest idea how you will make it — God makes wisdom come to you.
Sometimes life hits hard. But, when we lose it all, when it all crumbles, when we don’t know, when we can’t think — God doesn’t leave us empty handed. He is there. He is present. He is ready to help.
Do not lose hope, even if you have no idea, no wisdom or no understanding — even then, God will direct your path and give you wisdom.
Prayer: God, in you we do not fear, for your love, help, and grace are near. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Side Note: Friends, I will be speaking at the Prism conference near Fort Lauderdale, Florida next week. If you live in the area, I would love to meet you.