24 December 2013

Trust in the Struggle

Founders Note:Today on the blog we have one of our monthly contributors Charity, she is sharing her heart on this months theme Trusting in God! You can find out more about her on our about page here.

 
If you know a little about my blogging journey you know that it started because of a push I received from God. He prompted me to move forward in sharing my life via this online world. However he wanted me do more than share my life, he wanted me to share my struggle. And from the time I began blog up until now my struggle has been the same. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for nearly 8 years. 

We have been grief stricken, angry, jealous, felt alone and defeated. Several times I have even wanted to give up. Honestly we felt all those things because we were fearful and faithless. We didn't trust in God. We didn't trust that the bringer of life could do for us what he had done for countless other people. We watched the years pass and more babies be born around us and our hope continued to fade away.



A revival came shortly before I started this blogging journey. I had been a small group for over a year and there the women encouraged me to put my trust in The Lord. One of them even took the time to share the scriptures for every story of barrenness in the bible. As she brought it to my attention she said God did it for them he could do it for you. 

Reading stories about Elizabeth, Hannah, Manoah's wife, Rachel, Rebekah and Ruth didn't give me faith in having a baby, it built my faith in God. In each of these stories he used the birth of these women's children to bring forth nations and great men. He had an appointed time for each of their children's lives so it could bring him glory. He is doing the same for me - he has a child for me who will be born in the time that he commands for the reasons he decides and their life will bring him glory.

You may not be dealing with infertility. Your area of trust may be vastly different from mine but no matter how different our situations we serve the same God. Who is trustworthy, honorable, loving, and immeasurably good. The bible urges us to put our trust in him, to count on him be our shelter at all time. It tells us that because God loves us, he wants the best for us and according to Jeremiah 29:11 he has plans to give us a hope and a future.

On of my favorite scriptures for remembering to trust in God can be found in Proverbs chapter 30 verse 5 it says "Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him."

I have also listed more scriptures about trusting God below. I pray these encourage you to run into the arms of our Father when things are both bad and good.

Scriptures About Trusting in God

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Prov. 3:5-6

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:5

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. Psalm 86:7

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8

1 comment:

  1. Charity, thank you so much for sharing your heart and your story.

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