Why do we find it difficult to trust the Lord? One reason is that we don’t know Him well enough to trust Him. To know God is to love God. Then to love Him, is to trust Him. To trust Him, is to obey Him. And to obey Him, is to be blessed.
Another problem we have is that we can’t let go of the situation for which we need to trust God. We want to do it ourselves. But, in order to be successful, we must turn everything over to Him. If He’s worth part of it, He’s worth all of it.
Any dream He gives, He will watch over to fulfill as you are obedient to Him. In the process He refines your character so that you are able to experience the fulfillment in a way that honors Him. This may take a longer than you might desire, but never lose hope!
God plan will always include what is best for you, and even though life will bring ups and downs, with God in your life you will find a reason to smile through the storm.
When you fully depend upon the Lord, then He will provide faithful direction. The last part of Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “He shall direct thy paths.” Either that’s true or that’s false.
Only God is able to look at each of us intently, intimately, lovingly—and have time for every single one of us to be known by Him. That’s incredible! Instead of rehearsing your flaws and failures, rehearse the love of God to yourself. Rehearse His attributes and adore Him.
By embracing your purpose—to know God and make Him known—you will be secure in yourself and your identity, no matter what the circumstances look like. He has already taken into account the trials of today and still declared you worthy for such a time as this.
Now, how will He direct your path? First, He’ll do it through His Word (see Psalm 119:105). The Word of God will show you the will of God.
Second, God will direct you through prayer (see Philippians 4:6-7). Not every question is answered in the Bible. Prayer is a two-way street. Let God talk to you.
Third, God will direct you by His providence. God closes doors and opens doors (see Revelation 3:8).