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.
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.
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.