Trials can really hurt our sense of trust.
Maybe we were trusting in our own strength. Maybe we were hoping that someone who usually fixes things for us would come through again. Maybe we thought that God didn’t let this kind of trial happen to good Christians. And the trust we had in ourselves, others, or even God gets let down.
We rely on people for things we weren’t meant to rely on them for. We misplace trust into people for something we only should have been trusting God for.
And when we trust in God for something He never promised us, we blame Him for not answering our prayers. When we don’t have the perfect life we envisioned, we feel betrayed that God didn’t deliver.
Are you ready to hit reset on trusting God for what He has promised? Let’s look at Proverbs 3:5 ESV.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
If we truly do that, we put our full faith in God to do what He has promised, which may not line up with what we want. We don’t have to have everything figured out – why did this happen? Why was this given or taken away from me? Proverbs 3:5 inspires us to trust without putting conditions on God.
Father, Please forgive us for when we’ve trusted in the wrong things or demanded that You fulfill our requests. Please help us to trust in You with all of our hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.