Why is it so hard to trust the Lord when He has a consistent and faithful track record? He has seen us through problems time-and-time again, whether it was our fault or not. He has pulled us out of the pit, healed emotional turmoil and reversed irreversible situations.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”— Proverbs 3:5-6
Maybe we get caught up in the overwhelming realities of the moment—a terminal diagnosis, infidelity, abuse, unemployment, addiction, murder, etc. Those hard moments and seasons in life make us question God sometimes and we begin to doubt Him. If God is being silent, we really begin to struggle with our faith.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” — Psalm 28:7
I always say if you’re human, and you live on earth, you’re going to experience trauma — a myriad of traumas, if I’m keeping it real. We live in this fleshly body, which is against God, and we’re sinners in a sinful world with an adversary (Satan) gunning for us everyday with multiple plots. We got problems, but that’s what Jesus came and died for — our salvation.
“And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” — Psalm 9:10
It can be hard, trying, rough and feel worse than you could verbally explain, but waiting on the Lord is always a winning bet. We have to trust God no matter the circumstance or situation because He is always working things out in our favor when we acknowledge and seek Him.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” — Psalm 46:10
The Lord is faithful and true, everything in life requires His permission including trials and tribulations. When we trust God and go through those difficult times, we’re being refined, we’re learning patience, and most importantly, seeing for ourselves how great God is and being changed by His glory.