One thing that God has been teaching me lately is trust. I have always trusted in His plan for my life, yet at the same time it has been really easy for me to do that because His plan is usually either obvious to me, or He has revealed it to me early on. Right now, I am jobless, practically broke, preparing to be engaged then ultimately marriage, and clueless about where, and when I am going to move. I am so scared that I will not be able to provide for Charity, and that she will be paying for everything and I will just be a big bum. But this is where trust comes in. I know that God is calling me to marry Charity, and I trust that God provides for his people. It isn’t easy but I trust Christ with my finances, I trust Him with my relationship, and I trust him with my life.
There are times where I will try and take these things back from Him but I know that I need to let Christ have these things and leave it as that. The picture that comes to mind is a child that reaches his arms up towards his parents because they have taken away his toy, “Its time for you to do your chores little one, and after you have done your work you can play with your teddy again.” This may be a silly analogy, but trusting God is something that takes a lot of strength and maturity.
I pray that I will always give Christ control over every area of my life, and that I will never try and take that control from Him. For I trust Him not only because we are told to trust in him, but I mostly trust him because I know that He loves us and has our best interests at heart, and He will not take control just to spite us, but rather to love us so we will give Him all of the glory that is rightfully His
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.