Some “seasons” in life can feel seemingly impossible to endure. Since we’re being truthful it really is if we are only choosing to rely on our own strength. However, if we choose to rely and trust in God’s strength, the outcome is quite the opposite. Luke 1:37 says it all: “Nothing, you see, is impossible with God!” (The Message) Recently, I’ve been faced with situations that I feel like there’s no way I can do what He calls me to and truthfully I can’t if I’m only relying on myself, or the people around me.
In keeping with the theme of possibility through Christ, I always like to refer back to the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17). This experience in the Bible is yet another prime example of what it means to rely on God’s strength and not our own. Even as a teenager David knew that he was incapable of defeating Goliath by himself and he recognized his need for God’s strength. The reality is: David trusted God to help him. Let me ask you this: Have you ever truly experienced what it means to trust Him and the peace that can only come from Him alone? Personal confession: It wasn’t until several years ago that I encountered the reality of totally trusting Him in every aspect in my life. Until that point I had become so full of bitterness and discontentment toward the Lord that I couldn’t possibly trust him wholeheartedly and in every circumstance. Once I was convicted of the bitterness and shortcomings through the Spirit, I was able to be unblended by Jesus, in the sense that I understood in that very moment I was faced with two choices- To trust or not to trust. Upon recognition of this the choice was simple: I’m going to continually trust in Jesus Christ for everything I need until the day I meet Him. Will you be doing the same?
The bottom line is this: We were put on this earth to reflect Him and bring even more glory to him through the lives we live. Besides, we are the Light of the World!
“Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.”
Proverbs 16:3 NLT
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This song is a great summary of what trusting God is all about and I would encourage you to really focus on the lyrics and the message they’re proclaiming!