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Can I Really Trust You God? - Encouragement Café - April 8

  • 2020 Apr 08

Can I Really Trust You God?
 By Jodi Aiken

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust… Psalms 56:4

While sitting in my chair, bending forward tear drops began filling my eyeglass lenses. My spirit within was grieving and fearful while my heart asked God, “Can I trust You?”

This position and question are a familiar place to me. As life brings grief, problems of “why”, and helplessness, I find myself seeking the face of God. He is my safe place. 

Allowing myself to be honest with God deepens my intimacy with Him.

The more profound part of my relationship with God is rooted in my trust in Him because He is a trustworthy God.

Have you wondered if you can trust God?

We often bring a list to God telling Him that we trust Him with our concerns, worries, hopes, and dreams, giving Him specific, desired outcomes.

But what about showing up with your heart first in a state of complete surrender to His will?

To trust God is to love God and to love God is to know God.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways know Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (CSB)

When we go to God with our hearts first, we are vulnerable with Him. We demonstrate that we not only love Him, and know Him, but that we trust Him.

Are you ready to take your heart to God before you take your list?

Wherever you are right now, pause.

Lean into God and listen to His heartbeat for you; His heart for you to trust Him, to love Him, and to know Him as the trustworthy God He is.

I know that every time I need to ask Him if I can trust Him His answer is yes.

Genuinely trusting God plants our roots of faith deep, allowing us to be unafraid as we surrender our hearts to a trustworthy God (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

Will you trust Him today?

Dear Lord, You search the crevices of my heart and know me better than I know myself.  Take my fears that the enemy uses to keep me from trusting You with all my heart. Here is my heart Lord. I trust You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

For more encouragement, visit Jodi at JodiAiken.com.

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