Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 brings you all much love and joy.
As I sit here this morning doing my devotion I am reflecting on many different posts/blogs I have read over the last few days. I have read many different resolutions, goals and words to pray over for the new year. I sit and think about what I want for myself for this new year. I have never been much of a new years resolution person but I am constantly wanting to self improve and become a better version of myself.
I decided that this year my focus is going to be on my relationship with God. I feel like if I make that my main focus all of the rest will fall into place. If I am striving to bring glory to God in all that I do then I will become a better version of me! With that said my word that I will pray through this year is TRUST.
Trust is an easy thing when life is going smooth. It is easy to say that I trust in God when things are going along how I want and think they should go. The trouble comes when trials and road blocks come along. That is when my faith and trust are challenged. When I do not understand why things are happening the way they are. Why the tumor was cancerous, why we had to loose a loved one, why we lost our job, why we didn’t get the promotion, why a relationship ended…all of these why questions are tough. We do not understand and we begin to question God. If God is for us then why is this happening. Why would God allow this to happen to us? I am faithful and strive to live my life for Him so WHY? Why God?
The hard truth is that we cannot see God’s plans for us in the moments. As hard as it is to grasp, and as bitter as the words sound when people say these words as I am going through obstacles….Things happen for a reason. Nothing in our life happens at random. God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. We just have to TRUST. We have to trust in Him in all that we do and all that happens. Through the good and the bad trust Him and let Him take care of it. We cannot change our circumstances but we can definitely change the way we react to the circumstance.
I am the poster child of anxiety, fear and worry. I worry about everything. I want to plan everything, feel secure and know what my future holds. I do NOT like uncertainty. Well in case you did not know life does NOT work this way. haha We are constantly thrown curve balls. We can plan all we want but when it comes down to it things can change in the blink of an eye. What do we do when this happens? TRUST. Trust in Gods plans, Trust in His words and promises, Trust in His love for us, Trust in HIM!!! He knows what is best. I can speak from experience when I say that when I look back on my life I can see Gods work. The things I thought were bad at the time led me to greater unexpected things. Those breakups I thought were the end of the world led me to my husband. The move away from my family that caused me horrible anxiety has led to an incredible amount of growth and independence. The jobs I lost and did not get all the hurt and things I could not comprehend all make sense when looking back. GOD’s got this. Why am I worrying. He knows exactly what is best for me and my life I just have to trust in Him. His plans always end up better than what I had planned on my own.
So with that said… this year I am praying over the word Trust. I am going to work harder to Trust God in all things/all aspects of my life. During this time right now, where I am unsure what the future holds for my life, my husbands job, where we will call home, if our family will expand….all of these questions I have and unknowns. God knows and He’s got this. I do not have to worry about a thing.
I pray that you to will be able to let go and let God. Trust in Him! He has a wonderful plan for your life and is faithful. “He works for the good of those who love Him.” God bless you in this new year!
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust the Lord your God 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.”