DISCOURAGMENT & DISTRUST

  

It's funny. People (and by that I mean me) say we trust God for the outcome of things, for  his timing and plan.

Yet... 

We (I) scramble to do everything we can to fix things; make them work towards the plans we have, the timing we  want.  

Does that mean that these plans, and goals, aren't from the Lord? No, by no means. They may very well be  from the Lord. However, just because HE gives direction by no means insures his timing will be our  timing. Do you think C.S. Lewis wanted to love, marry and then lose  his wife the way, and in the time, that he did?  

The timing is always in Gods hand, just  as the plans are.  

Distrust, such a heavy burden to bear, as well as the antithesis of everything faith is, and everything it stands for. 

God has called us to faith.  

Faith to believe when he isn't here.  

Faith to trust that he created us for a unique, but often difficult, purpose.  

Faith to believe that his plans and his timing is what is best.  

We can only see the color, God sees the entire mural of our, and all humans, lives.  

Here are some scriptures that have encouraged me when I have been tempted to quit, fail, stop trusting. 

Some trusted in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and fall but we rise and stand upright.
— Psalms 20:7-8 ESV
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.
— Isaiah 12:2 ESV
He puts a new song in my mouth, a song to praise our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
— Psalms 40:3 ESV
Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD.
— Jeremiah 17:5 ESV

Because lack of faith is  deadly, it eats and tears and trust, breeding distrust, and lack of faith.  

  

 

So have faith, and guard against the distrust that wants to bring discouragement, destruction, and falsehood.  

 

Love, 

 

Sara

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