I’m not one who usually displays her vulnerabilities but recently, I have seen how being absolutely raw with people has allowed me to speak and show how great God is and how strong my faith is in who He is and what He can do.
Every morning, I love reading books and watching podcasts. The first thing that I try to do is read ten psalms. I can relate with David as I strive daily to seek Christ wholeheartedly looking to his words and his promises rather than the situation or problem that is in front of me. If God is in it, nothing is impossible. Last week, I couldn’t help but rejoice and smile as I read this verse which says “So then, my soul, why would you be depressed? Why would you sink into despair? Just keep hoping and waiting on God, your savior. For no matter what, I will still sing with praise, for living before His face is my saving grace.” (Psalm 42:5)
The 42nd psalm is titled “A Cry for Revival”. David wanted more of God. He was looking at his situation and instead of staying stuck and defeated about what he has going through, David decided to walk in victory instead of defeat. His faith was at an all-time high. How many of us can say we have acted the same? It’s not the easiest decision to make, but it is the greatest one you can make. I know this because, I am currently walking in it. The news you receive is not as important as the report you believe. God is not calling you to second guess yourself. He is calling you to trust in him.
The more I walk with God, the more I see that courage, faith, trust and waiting are interconnected. Individually they each serve a purpose but together, they give you the strength to be led by the spirit and walk into the depths of uncertainty. By trusting God completely, you’re no longer at the mercy of circumstances, other people, or your own emotions and limitations. It’s all about following God’s leading, standing on His Word, and then resting + trusting Him to work on your behalf.
So here’s what I’ve learned through it all:
“Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord, and His measureless grace will strengthen you.” (Psalm 56:22)