Can I Trust Him? – My Concerns & His Response

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Can I Trust Him?

As I sit here, I mull over the conditions of His love and it overwhelms me. No condition – I mean nothing can keep Him from pursuing me! No mountain, no valley, neither death, nor sickness, nor mess ups nor failures can keep me from His love. His love for me is UNCONDITIONAL. He pursues me hard. I do not have to strive for His love or sell my body and soul for it. Nothing can separate me from Him. He loves me and I try my best to love Him too but can He be trusted. I admit; I find it so hard to trust Him at times.

So many before HIM have made promises they could not keep. They could not hold the weight of my expectations. Their lofty claims of commitment are now vapors in the wind. Forgetting them was easy because they were forgettable. I made them gods – idols if you will – with great claims and little proof. I gave them my trust. They let me down. Still, He wants me to trust Him although He knows my track record. I can be fickle.

It can be so hard at times to trust His plans and His purposes. He assures me, Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”Jeremiah 33:3

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I crave control. I want to ensure that it goes exactly as I plan yet He whispers,

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts and my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”Isaiah 55: 8-9

What if I do not like HIS ways? What if His plans go against the very plans I have for my life.

He interjects, “You have many plans in your heart but My purpose is what prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21

I am indignant. I want my own way. Who can know me better than I do? He interjects, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.”Jeremiah 1:5 yet I make Him my Plan B or C or D when all my other plans fail.

He so obviously wants to be my Plan A and is jealous enough to crave the title of the only plan there is. He wants to be my only GOD. He insists, “I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with created idols.”Isaiah 42: 8. I apologize and say ‘I’m sorry’. My intent was not to hurt Him.

I have seen how He cares for others. I have heard these amazing stories of Him healing the blind, giving life to dead people and dead things, turning good water into great wine, truly caring for the homeless and the poor. Yet at times, I am unfazed by His power.

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I question HIS intentions for me. I question HIS intentions for humanity.  It grieves me at times to not always believe what I profess. I feel guilty but He is faithful even when I am faithless. I repent and I try my best to trust again. The grandeur of His handiwork awes me for a brief moment then my mind is bombarded with other things. These things stress me out. They steal my time. They sap my energy. They force me to worry and cause me to complain. Doubts assail me like volatile waves that try to submerge me into a bottomless pit of nothingness and I feel like I am unable to breathe. Yet in the distance I hear, “I will keep in perfect peace those who trust Me, all whose thoughts are fixed on Me.”Isaiah 26:3. I need someone to save me from myself…to save me from this mess! I need help! He arrives on the scene clothed in such strength and righteousness and reminds me “I am mighty to save.”Isaiah 63:1

He asks that I draw near to Him (James 4:8) …that I abide in Him (John 15:4)…that I stay hidden with Him (Colossians 3:3)…that I trust Him (John 14:1). He gently reminds me, “Even strong young lions grow weak and hungry but those who seek Me lack no good thing.”Psalm 34:10. I reply, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.” Psalm 56:3. He infuses me with confidence and I repeat, “In God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?Psalm 56:11

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I am putting my all into this relationship: trusting, hoping, and praying that He would do just as He promised. He speaks and my heart is still. He gives peace that transcends my comprehension. He gives peace so potent it guards my heart and my mind as I remain in Him. (Philippians 4:7) He evokes thoughts of His goodness to me and His people in times past:

–>The times He displayed His power

–>The times He displayed His compassion

–> The times He made possible the impossible. He has proven Himself time and time again.

At last, He speaks so tenderly yet so clearly that my bones shudder at the power laced in each word:

“I can handle all your burdens. My yoke is easy and My burden’s light. My strength is made perfect in your weakness. I do not faint nor do I grow weary. Be still and know that I AM WHO I AM. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. I am with you and I am for you.

To trust ME with your heart is to trust ME with your hand.

I will direct your steps. Though you stumble, you will never fall because I hold your hand. I am your first love because I have loved you with an everlasting love. Do not be afraid, I am the Mighty Warrior who saves. I take great delight in you. I rejoice over you with singing.”

A lone tear escapes from my left eye and HE continues,

“A battered spirit and a heart so broken and so bruised, I will not despise. I keep track of all your sorrow and have collected all your tears in MY bottle and have recorded everyone in My book.” – (Psalm 56:8)

Let Me renew your heart. Let Me renew your mind. Let Me bring healing to your body. Let Me renew your spirit. Let Me restore great joy to you. I will not take My Holy Spirit from you. I will teach you and show you My ways. I will confide in you when you entrust Me with your all. I will be with you and I will never forsake you.Isaiah 40:8 Graphic

I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you and I will care for you. I will carry you along and I will save you. To whom will you compare Me to? I am the way, the truth, and the life.  Who is my equal? I am the Only True God (John 17:3). Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name. You are mine. (Isaiah 43:1).

He has reassured me that He can be trusted. “Hide these words in your heart. Commit yourself to me wholeheartedly and to each command that I give you. Seek every opportunity to do what is right and good in my sight. Write them down and then do what is written.

Pay attention as I work, I always keep My promises.

I choose to believe Him and stand firm on HIS promises.

Do you trust Him?

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  • This post is timely as we approach Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! I get chills reading these passages and teary eyed. Your posts always seem to touch a cord or inspire me and for that I am grateful!

  • I like your words about trusting with the heart is trusting with the hand. I think I often say I trust God in my heart but I don’t want him to actually lead me.

  • This was really inspiring! I look forward to your next post.

  • Yes I do! Sometimes I don’t understand why things happen the way they do but I have to trust and try to listen.

  • Erin Staples

    This is beautiful…beautiful writing and truth from the Word of God, thanks for sharing and love this song too!!

  • Ria C

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful words from the Scripture. My refuge is the Lord and sometimes, I can’t help but ask a lot of things, search for answers and even question my faith but in the end, I always come back to HIM because HE is my rock, HE is my salvation. Thanks for the post! It’s so nice to be reminded of God’s agape.

  • Beautiful post, Kim! Your words of assurance through scripture gets me every time. By the way, I love Bethel Music too!

  • Susan Mahlburg

    It can be so hard to give up our plans and our worries and trust that things will work out, but faith in God’s plan will solve all.

  • Carla

    This is so beautiful, helpful and inspiring Kim, I love how God is using you, what a Blessing you are. Thank you!

  • Stephanie

    I know without a doubt when I let go of my controlling ways and the let the Lord guide me as he sees fit, that my life truly has more direction and meaning.

  • Stephanie Keeping

    Great post! Very inspiring!

  • As always, such a beautiful and inspiring post!

  • Heidi Gray

    Very great post as always! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • This is a beautiful post. It’s so important to be able to trust God. Earlier this year I was struggling with trust as we faced the prospect of moving overseas–and I heard from Him distinctly, “Is there any way in which I cannot be faithful? No? Okay then, trust!”

  • Another powerful post!

  • Angela Haywood Hall

    This was a great post as always makes you think and put relationships in perspective.

  • Another powerful post. I love it. Thank you.

  • This is such a relate-able and powerful post! I love it!

  • ashley

    Such an amazing post, a much needed message. <3

  • Heather

    Beautifully written! This is my second post of yours and I love the way you share what’s on your heart! 🙂

  • MOMentous Mom; Perfectionist

    Stunning as always. I really love the message. It is one I need all of the time lately.

  • Angela Christoper

    I had a great time to read this blog aww you’re so fabulous I love this one.

  • Beautiful post. A message that I needed to hear. I always have a plan and have trouble not being in control. HE is in control!

  • I needed to read this today! Struggling for control and having a difficult time trusting has been a pattern in my life. Recently I have been reading through my older prayer journals from about 5 years ago and realized that although the situations have changed, my prayers sound pretty much the same. I need to learn to give up control and trust! Thanks for this encouragement today.

  • Sarah

    What an inspiring and encouraging post! I LOVE your inspirations, Kim! <3

  • Saving Common Cents

    Such an inspirational post! The quotes you shared are well chosen to reinforce the sentiments!

  • You are inspiring, as always. Thanks Kim!

  • It is so hard to give up control and trust that He always knows whats best. Thankful he forgives my doubt, and shows me truth every time!

  • Sara

    very inspiring post!!!

  • Beth Jenkins

    This post is just what I needed to read this morning, thank you!

  • Anne Louise

    What a great post to read today. Finished finals, so now I can really sit down and think about where I’m at spiritually and where my relationship with Him stands. Thank you.

  • I so appreciate deep spiritual analysis and the journey it takes us on. I try to look at where I am spiritually and what I’m doing in terms of my beliefs and focus more on what is important, not always successful, but I do try. I sometimes need a reminder that G-d is there and always available to us.

  • Very beautiful message! Thanks for sharing this very moving and inspirational post.

  • Kay’s Ways

    So inspiring!!

  • Amanda Maggio

    What an inspiring, beautiful post. I love your blog and your heart! Hope you have an amazing weekend.

  • I love the manner in which you decided to write this. 🙂 It is a very well produced piece of writing. 🙂

  • iluv2globetrot

    This was absolutely beautiful and uplifting! I needed this, thank you.

  • Kourtney Roe

    This is amazing! I fight to make sure everything thing goes MY way. I never realize that no matter what it will go the way He wants it to go. This is really great and I enjoyed reading it.

  • I always think that I cannot get anything from “religious stuff” but this was beautiful and gave me food for thought.

  • Danielle Knapp

    This definitely gave me something to think about – thanks for sharing.

  • Well written. Hard to let go sometimes and trust, for certain.

  • MJ

    Speaks to my heart. “To Trust me with your heart is to trust me with your hand.” Always good to remember. I’m definitely working on it.

  • Elva Green

    “It grieves me at times to not always believe what I profess” Me, too. I ask myself why that is and I usually come to the conclusion that my being human and imperfect is probably the reason and my Creator understands that. Thanks for your post.

  • Kim, this is so wonderful! Thank you for popping over to Many Sparrows + sharing your encouragement and heart and leading me to your words. I think we’re kindred spirits. 🙂

    • Indeed we are kindred spirits. I love your blog…as I read..I keep repeating…Amen…lol

  • Kim, I can’t begin to tell you how long it took me to read through this post because of the tears that were constantly welling up in my eyes. I needed this so much and I am truly, truly grateful that God led me to it. Praise God! #BLMGirl

    • I am so grateful that you found such encouragement from it! God knows exactly what we need!