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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;

    do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do,

    and he will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

How many times have you cried out to God “I just don’t understand!” I’ve done it plenty of times. When my life wasn’t turning out the way I thought it would. When I miscarried the first time, then the second time and especially the third time. When my heart hurt so badly I wasn’t sure it would ever heal.

I’m sure you have your own memories flooding your mind right now of times when you cried out “I just don’t understand God!”

This verse tells us though not to depend on our own understanding – and I’m so thankful for that. I do not know the end from the beginning, but my God does. I have no idea what tomorrow will hold, but he has already walked my tomorrow before me.

If we seek his will in all we do, he will show us which path to take. It might not make perfect sense to us, but we will feel peace in knowing which direction we are to go in.

He is not the author of confusion, rather he is the Prince of Peace. Our Everlasting Father.  The one who holds the world in His hands.

He is always in absolute control, and has a purpose for your life. In moments where you simply do not understand, trust his word when it reminds us to trust in him with all your heart. He will never lead you astray.

God, I’m thankful that when my life is confusing and I’m questioning your plan for my life, that I can turn to your word. Lead me today in moments of doubt.

Confidence has a negative connotation and almost seems like a taboo word to say out loud (or even write). Why is this? Is it because confidence is associated with pride? When we put our confidence in our flesh, it is most definitely pride. However, when we put our confidence in God, it exhibits that we trust Him and have faith.

Proverbs 3:26, “The LORD will be your confidence.”

This scripture is weighted with promise and evicts insecurities. This verse gives a person the freedom to discard their doubt and accept God’s covering of confidence. God encourages us to lay down our uncertainties and allow Him to prove His strength and power in every area of our lives.

The Struggle Is Real

My whole life, I have struggled with insecurities and I know as I write this post that I am not alone in my battle. I have questioned my worth and misunderstood my purpose. Not to mention, I have run away from the ministry God was calling me to because it was far beyond me.

God called me to my weakness, not my strength.

I cried out, “God choose someone else, I cannot do this. I will not do this.” Today I am thankful for His steadfast mercy that patiently waited for me to submit to His will. Maybe you are in a similar situation right now. Please be encouraged and know that you are ordained by God to accomplish remarkable things for His glory.

Trust The Process

One of the many things I have learned in this painful process is that God is my strength when fear consumes me. God is my help when I am laying in fetal position on the floor, weeping. God is my confidence when I feel incapable of accomplishing the things He is calling me to do. In every valley and on every mountain, He is there holding me up, supporting me, and encouraging me. He has proven Himself to be an ever-present help in a time of trouble. Every time.

Whatever your opposition is and whatever your distractions are, whether they are internal or external, if God says you can do it, then you need to have confidence in Him. Completely. Fully. Wholeheartedly. The safest place to be is in the middle of the will of God, even when you do not understand and even when it hurts.

Pretend like you are trust falling backwards, leaving behind all of your insecurities. When you hesitate and consider the dangers and objective facts, you are resisting His presence. Do not put trust in your capabilities, but go beyond your natural senses into the unknown because the LORD will be your confidence.

by Angela Overton
Reposted with permission from angelaoverton.com

“Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

Psalms 62:8

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Have you ever had something you wanted to talk to someone about, but thought maybe it was too heavy for them to handle? That perhaps they would get a glimpse of the deepest, darkest parts of you and run for cover? Or maybe think to yourself that they would never be able to look at you the same way again?

We all have sin; it’s just the way it is. We all struggle with different temptations and ungodly desires, but that does not scare God away. He knows about the deep, dark places of our heart and still loves us unconditionally! Nothing can ever separate you from His unwavering love.

This scripture tells us to “pour out our hearts before him” It does not say “let a little but trickle out” It tells us to POUR. We can lay it all down before Him today, every thought we struggle with, the bitterness we battle daily to let go of, and the pain from the past that haunts us every day.

When you pour it out and get it out in the open before Him, He will be a refuge for you; a shelter. He will cover you with His feathers and will become a safe place for even the darkest of times.

Lord, I pray that you would help me to understand just how much you love me, so I will always know that I can bring every part of myself to You. I surrender myself to You today and pray for wisdom and healing as I sit at Your feet.