I have good news for you. If you fear God, you will never be alone. If you believe in God, your path will be made known. If you stick to Jesus, you will be blessed.
Who out there fears God,
actually listens to the voice of his servant?
For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going,
anyone groping in the dark,
Here’s what: Trust in God.
Lean on your God!
(Isaiah 50:10, MSG)
Here’s what to do: trust in God, not on your own understanding. That means: put your faith in practice and live it out! Trust in God no matter what your circumstances are. God has always kept all his promises and he will in the future, too. He will come through in your life, too.
We are called to bring ourselves to God. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, and everything in between. We are called to cry out to God when we feel like it. We are called to laugh and dance before God when life goes well. We are called to live our whole lives with God. Authenticity and honesty is what God wants. He wants us to lean on him with all our sorrows and all our joys. He wants to heal us and makes us whole. He wants to guide us and show us the way home.
The tougher life gets, the more you need to read the Bible. Devour the Word of God because it gives God a chance to speak to you through his living word. The harder it is to know what to do next, the more time you need to spend with God. Persistently keep on praying and take time to listen, too. Prayer works and God is at work, also (or especially?) when it does not seem like it. It’s always darkest right before the dawn. Keep on keeping on. God is with you. Trust in him and lean on him. All will be well!
When we are lost and don’t know where to turn to,
When we are confused and don’t know what to do,
When we are overwhelmed and don’t know how to get by,
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How have you learned to trust in God and lean on him?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you put your faith in God and wait on him!