Posts Tagged ‘Trusting God’

FIVE THINGS: 5 Clichés that offer Truth

Christians say the funniest things. Well, it isn’t so much that the things we say are funny, it’s that we say them so much they begin to sound funny. Like when you say “Little Italy” seven times really fast. Go ahead. Say it. Out loud.  Just because “Little Italy” sounds funny when you say it over and over doesn’t mean Little Italy isn’t real. Here are five trite phrases that are truth: “If God brought you to… … Continue reading

What Do I Do When My Plans Don’t Work Out?

“What do I do now?” For a lot of us, it’s a question that marks more than a moment — it marks a season. We find ourselves in a place we never meant to be in, a place that looks completely different from what we’d planned for our lives. And we don’t know what to do. Sometimes that means you’re single and you thought you’d be married by now. Sometimes it means you thought you’d… … Continue reading

3 Ways to Grow Closer to God When You Feel Far Away

A few years ago I felt really close to God. I was growing in my faith, talking and walking with God, and even though things weren’t perfect, life was going well. Then, for the next year or so, I felt stuck in a rut. I felt like I wasn’t maturing in my faith and was becoming distant from God. It wasn’t until I tried the steps below that I noticed a positive change in my… … Continue reading

4 Things You Need to Remember When God Makes You Wait

You’re about to take a leap into the next phase of life. You have a beautiful plan, dreams you can’t shake, and people backing you. The big moment comes and… Nothing happens. This was me the month after I graduated college. I had done everything “right.” Good grades, great resume, friendships and connections in my chosen field, etc. Even so, internships fell through at the last minute. Employers who praised me in the interview brushed… … Continue reading

5 Perfect Ways God Answers Your Most Popular Excuses

What comes to mind when you think of excuses? Has the dog ever eaten your homework? Have you ever been too old or too young? Instead of admitting our mistakes, why is it so much easier to blame other people and circumstances? Instead of being open to exploring new experiences, why is it easier to limit ourselves with excuses? In Exodus 3-4, God appeared to Moses through a burning bush, asking him to go before… … Continue reading

I’m too ________ to trust God.

At church we were talking about what gets in the way of us truly trusting God. “I’m too _______ to trust God.” What is your blank? We asked you on Facebook how you’d fill in the blank. Here’s a word cloud from the responses.   [wdca_ad ] for King & Country’s latest song is a great statement of trusting God.   … Continue reading

Finding the guts to trust

Fear is one of those crippling emotions. It robs us of our time, our decision making ability, our strength…the list can go on. Over the past month I’ve been reading through the book of Proverbs and this verse was one of those #SlapYouInTheFace kinda verses for me on that topic. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. -Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be… … Continue reading

How You Can Learn to Trust God Without the Why

I’m a curious person and always need to know why. This is what makes my relationship with God so hard. He rarely gives us the “why.” I know that our perspective is so small compared to His that I might not even understand the “why,” but it does not stop me from wanting it. God wants us to TRUST Him even without knowing the “why” behind everything. I realized this today while reading the book… … Continue reading