“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.”
– Hebrews 11:1-2
For the longest time, I only utilized ‘faith’ when confronted with physical dilemmas, and not when I was engaged in mental or emotional battles. I would quote Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” to keep myself from giving up during moments of physical burdens. But then I would always rely on my own solutions when a mental or emotional issue arose in my life. It would cause me to become frustrated, and I would feel as though God had abandoned me. The truth was that I was limiting God by only trusting Him with some of my issues, rather than with all of my issues.
Hebrews 11:1-2 talks about how ‘faith’ is trusting God, and that trusting God is the foundation of our lives! I came to realize that I was not fully trusting God with everything in my life, and that truly trusting Him would require me to take my hands off of the reins of every area and give complete control over to Him. I began to ask Him for help immediately, before attempting to handle things myself. This was where my true battle began because I had to learn to shut myself down and fully let God take over.
It is so easy for us to get stuck in our own heads when trying to figure out solutions to our problems. And sometimes our solutions will even appear to be running smoothly. But God’s solutions will always be the best option for us, and they come by simply trusting Him!
In what areas do you struggle to trust God? Ask the Holy Spirit for help!
Stay strong and carry on,