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Trusting God in difficult times is only done through Jesus. Trusting in Jesus completely, with everything in us, brings about a peace I can not explain. Scroll to the bottom to read scriptures on trusting God in difficult times.
I’ve seen deep pain that I don’t wish on anyone. A brokenness in my marriage that brought about a whirlwind of damage to my identity and self worth. All brought by the hands of someone who promised to love me forever and my misguided knowledge of who I was supposed to be as a “good christian wife”. Co-Dependency is a topic for another day. (I’m working on it.)
Have Faith in God through Difficult Times
I needed peace. I still need peace. Everyday. Peace to get me through every trial and pain I have faced in the past and will face in the future.
Is peace a person? If so, who is He?
The Bible tells us that it’s Jesus. He is our Prince of Peace!!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Peace is possible, because someone is in charge of this world. It’s not me, you, your spouse, the mayor, or even the president….It is Jesus!!
How To Have Faith In God
Jesus had peace as He walked on earth, not because He didn’t have problems, because He had problems. Plenty of them. But because He had a great relationship with our Heavenly Father, He knew God was in charge and nothing could happen without it being God’s will.
It is an amazing, trusting relationship between our Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus.
When we are going through a difficult season in life, lets remember that God is in control. We can have that same trusting relationship with God that Jesus has. That is the anchor to our faith in God.
We all must get to an understanding that God is in control, He is trustworthy in and out of every situation. Yes, even those difficult seasons.
We Can Trust in Jesus
We were created to have that kind of relationship with God. Really! A kind of relationship where we can rest and live in His peace, even during those hard, difficult seasons of life.
The truth is that sin separates us from God. When we are separated from God, we get separated from His peace.
However, God sent his only Son to die for you and me so we can be restored, redeemed and reunited with our Prince of Peace.
Trusting Jesus creates a peace that passing all understanding. We can have rest for our minds, hearts and souls. This doesn’t mean once we are Christians, that the storms won’t come. However, we can be calm in the storm.
God is not an absent God. He still stands beside us, even in the darkness.
How to Trust in God
If we stay focused on the storm we are walking through; we will not have peace nor are we trusting God.
If we keep carrying burdens of our own failures, our husbands failures and those around us, we are just robbing ourselves of His true peace. God wants us to release all that to Him and trust Him to guide us.
If we keep our eyes on God, we will have peace and comfort, knowing that God has everything under control. We can trust in Him.
You can’t have the peace of God in your heart, if the Prince of Peace isn’t ruling in your life. -Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Scriptures Trusting God in Difficult Times
#1 Ephesians 2:14a “For he himself is our peace…”
#2 Romans 16:20 “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”
#3 Psalm 4:8 “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
#4 Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
#5 Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
#6 Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
#7 Isaiah 43:1 “But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
#8 Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
#9 Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
#10 Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Prayer for Faith in God
Dear Heavenly Father,
I need peace and a more secure faith in You, Lord. A peace that passes all understanding. I want that! Deeply. I want to trust in You like never before. As I walk through this life, help me to keep my eyes on Christ and accept His peace in my life. Thank you for sending your Son to die on the cross for me. Come into my life and sweep out all that isn’t of You. Change me to be the woman that you want me to be. When satan comes with his lies and attacks, be with me and help me to stand on your word and remain in peace. Give me strength to fight. Restore all that is broken. Build a faith and trust for You within me that can not be shaken. I love you Lord and I praise Your HOLY name. You are worthy. In Christ name I pray. Amen.
Thank you for being here with me and my journey.
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