“God knows what He is doing. Continually examine your attitude toward God to see if you are willing to ‘go out’ in every area of your life, trusting in God entirely.”
I awoke early one morning, my heart filled with anxiety over everything I needed to accomplish this month. God, in His kindness, gently spoke these words to me, infusing me with courage, knowing I wasn’t alone to face my assignments. I hope they encourage your heart as well.
Do you trust me? Those four words are what I’m seeking to know throughout your life within each different scenario. Do you fully believe that I know best and want to take care of you and will take care of you? Do you see Me and know Me as a Father who is there for you whenever you need Me and cry out to Me? I will never abandon you. I will never let you down and will always fulfill My promises to you.
I see your love for Me through your acts of obedience, but when you get anxious like this, feeling overwhelmed by upcoming commitments, I wonder if you trust Me to help you? You aren’t the only one responsible to fulfill the assignments I’ve given you. I want to come alongside of you to provide all that you need. When you begin to become anxious, talk to Me, cry out to Me for help, seek Me for advice. You are never alone, and I am always with you. Together, we will complete what I’ve asked you to do.
God then encouraged me to answer the question the angel of God asked Hagar in Genesis 21:17: “What is the matter, Hagar?” Another translation reads, “What troubles you?” Sometimes my anxiety is a result of things being vague in my mind. This particular morning, the Holy Spirit instructed me to write down the things that troubled me. He encouraged me to list them one by one, those things that are robbing me of His peace. As I got them out of my head and down on paper, slowly my peace was restored.
He closed our time together with these words: Everyone needs to be rescued and I’m the best Rescuer. Let Me step in and rescue you. I recently read a fictional book by Susan May Warren. She wrote in the acknowledgments: “If we never ask for help, we never get to see God show up to save us.” Ask God to help you, so you can see Him flex His muscles on your behalf. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
“Faith is absolute trust in God – trust that could never imagine that He would forsake us.”
What troubles you? In what situation are you struggling to trust God with? Cry out to Him for help.