The Trust Factor

TrustEarly this morning, as I pondered about which aspect of spiritual growth to focus on today, I realized that praying about it would  be a smart thing to do! During my prayer time, what came to me was the importance of trusting God at all times with all that we have, are and do.

Then I thought, “I would love some confirmation on this.”  I picked up my “Jesus Calling,” and turned to the bookmarked page which read:

“Strive to trust me in more and more areas of your life.
Anything that tends to make you anxious is a growth opportunity.
Instead of running away from these challenges,
embrace them, eager to gain all the blessings I have hidden in the difficulties…”
(Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

That was confirmation enough for me.  And so today’s journal prompt is as follows:

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 2.4:  Do you know that there is a Higher Power watching out for you and guiding you? Is your assurance of this strong enough to relieve your inner turmoil during difficult times? Do you trust God?
Rate your God-Trust level from 1-10 with 1 being “I don’t trust God at all – I might not even believe in a God right now” to 10 being “absolutely, even in the darkest times I know God is with me.”
Journal your thoughts about this topic. (When do you trust God most? Or, why are you hesitant to trust a Higher Power? Do you trust in good times but not so much in difficult ones? Perhaps there is a time when God came through for you in a clear and unexpected way.)

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  God, it can be hard to put our troubles in your hands when we cannot see you standing in front of us or talk face-to-face over coffee!  In this world, it takes a true leap of faith to trust when we cannot see and touch. So we ask your help. Please show up for us in ways that are undeniable. Forgive our doubt and help us to remember – day to day and minute by minute – that you truly hold us in the palm of your hands – warm, gentle, loving hands. Thank you for being a Power we can trust. Amen.

VERSE FOR THE DAY:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.


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