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3 Things to Remember When It’s Hard to Trust God

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He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

There was a large, unsightly crack above a window in my room. It spanned the entire top area between the ceiling and the window itself. We recently decided to have it fixed. I wasn’t at home when the repairs were being done but as I walked into my room, I stopped dead in my tracks. Had I not known that that crack had been there, I would have doubted anyone who said so. The masonry work and paint job were superb.

The area looked brand new!

This morning as I lay on my bed staring at the ‘new’ wall, I kept asking myself why I waited so long to do this.

As I closed my eyes to thank God for this blessing, the Holy Spirit showed me the following…

1. We cannot fix ourselves.

I couldn’t fix this crack on my own since I know nothing about masonry. I had to trust the experts.

Whatever it is in our lives that needs to be fixed, we have to turn it over to God. He is waiting patiently to fix it. Be it the crack of lying, stealing, drunkenness, marital problems, work problems…whatever it is – give it to Him. He is THE expert.

Philippians 4:6 says “Be anxious for NOTHING, but in EVERYTHING, by prayer and supplication with gratitude, make your requests known to God” (caps are mine).

2. We have to be willing to let God  in.

My house is my sanctuary; the place that I feel the safest. It is not a thoroughfare. But in order to have the repairs done, I had to open it up to outsiders for days on end. In other words, I had to trust them in my house – my private space completely.

We also have to be willing to let God into our lives – not partially but wholly. He needs full access to work; to bring about the changes in our lives as He sees fit. When we go to God, we cannot hide anything from Him.

1 Samuel 16:7 says “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees. For man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

3. We have to trust that He knows what He is doing.

I had to trust the workers to assess the problem and come up with a solution.

In the same way we too have to trust God to deal with our problems as HE sees fit. We have to stop trying to do it on our own and let him work. He’s good at it!

Proverbs 3:5-8 says “5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your body, and strength to your bones.”

Be blessed today!

Simone Williams

Simone Williams

Simone is a high-school teacher who loves reading especially the Bible and spending time in prayer.
Simone Williams
109 Comments

109 Comments

  1. Lea Johnson

    June 12, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Asking prayer for our Father God Yahweh’s healing and restoration of my right arm that I was given a Pneumovax 23 vaccine in it 3 days ago and still having pain, discomfort and swelling in that same arm after the injection was administered. I should have done some research about the vaccine before allowing the doctor to talk me into taking the vaccine. I did research after the fact and found that many people who have received this vaccine has had moderate to severe long term side effects after getting this vaccine. I believe in my heart that this vaccine is an attack of the enemy. I have never ever experienced anything like the symptoms I am experiencing after getting a vaccine. Will you please pray with me for God’s binding and healing of these symptoms and side effects and for them never to return, in the mighty precious holy name of Christ Jesus amen. Thank you and God bless you all amen.

  2. Henry Owusu Agyemang Sencherey

    June 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Oh yes

  3. Mischa Xavier

    June 11, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I wish I knew what you all r feeling, I wish I wasn’t feeling so so lost, I wish that my God answers me too when I call on him in pain. But its wishful thinking

  4. Lynn Fast

    June 10, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you, Pam

  5. Cynthia Ogbechie

    June 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Ya

  6. Gift Zawadi

    June 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Very true

  7. Katherine Nunn

    June 10, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Amen praise God

  8. Nancy Torres

    June 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Amen

  9. Anna Di Paola

    June 10, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Amen

  10. Tina Kennamore

    June 10, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Amen! Can’t imagine making it through life without HIM!

  11. Nadège Dubuisson

    June 10, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Amen

  12. Zanna Te

    June 10, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Amen to that

  13. Pamela Boggs

    June 10, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Yes and truth

  14. Kept Apart

    June 9, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Darrene John Villanueva

  15. Brina Doc

    June 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Praise , Jesus

  16. Onyinye Cynthia Olibe

    June 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    yes oh

  17. Dennice Gibson

    June 9, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Katie Dennice

  18. Sharunda Smith

    June 9, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Amen! & Amen!

  19. Mary Kahoro

    June 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Sure

  20. Amanda Kohls

    June 9, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Erin Crouso

  21. Terry Daley

    June 9, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Amen

  22. Virtuouslady Santoyo

    June 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    🙂

  23. Ap Ple

    June 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Love Joy

  24. Doryn Mary

    June 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Thank u Lord…AMEN

  25. Dawn Hall

    June 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Amen and amen hallelujah

  26. Kate Shiru

    June 9, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Very true

  27. TaQuisha Dove

    June 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Christine Nicole

  28. Gina Evans

    June 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I am doing this now. I am in a horrible situation now w so much uncertainty. But I trust God! Whatever happens, I will get through!

  29. Chidimmaa Kalu

    June 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Absolutely

  30. Yoliswa Henge

    June 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    powerful

  31. Gro Marie Liland

    June 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Amen

  32. Chancelvie Ong

    June 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Amen….True.

  33. Modiehi Makae Mofokeng

    June 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Amen and Amen

  34. Janie Carrisalez Villanueva

    June 9, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Amen and Amen!! ❤

  35. Raina Raina

    June 9, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I’ll be praying for you Van Essa

  36. Yvonne Ribeiro

    June 9, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Thank u for your true message,Amen

  37. Steve Fowler

    June 9, 2017 at 11:47 am

    A Big Amen!!

  38. Van Essa

    June 9, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Lord I need your help. Please help me. I trust you. Thank you Lord.

  39. Barbara Peoples

    June 9, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Amen surely

  40. Olanike Enitan

    June 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Very true

  41. Sharon Musunga

    June 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Surely, trusting him completely no stress nomater how the situation may be. It unleashes God’s power to work wonders in our lives. Things beyond our comprehension to describe.

  42. Christina Cruz

    June 9, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Kris Arcabos

  43. Lebo Wa Ga Boshielo

    June 9, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Power

  44. Yvonne Wilshire

    March 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Amen yvonne wilshire

  45. Mphoentle Baloyi

    March 28, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Bbbj0

  46. Mphoentle Baloyi

    March 28, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Nbkiogy9

  47. Jennie Nyamijumbi

    March 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Amen

  48. April Birchler Newton

    March 27, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Amen!

  49. Busisiwe Alvinah

    March 27, 2017 at 4:42 am

    amen

  50. Dana Pruneda-Sosa

    March 27, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Amen

  51. Jane Freddie

    March 27, 2017 at 1:56 am

    True

  52. Ida Moore

    March 27, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Open and read

  53. Deborah Harris Smith

    March 27, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Amen

  54. Dikeledi Gafane

    March 27, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Amen

  55. Matthew Kearns

    March 27, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Do it then !!!

  56. Rebel Brooks

    March 26, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Amen

  57. Telly Manuel

    March 26, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Thank You Lord for everything!

  58. Nokuthula Nhlabhlo

    March 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Amen bazakes

  59. Anna Maddison

    March 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you b x

  60. Oona Josephine Thompson

    March 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Robyn Belcher

  61. Helena Homemakerstylist Campbell

    March 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Anna Maddison

  62. Nelo Akirika

    March 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    amen

  63. Rejoice Easton

    March 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Kristeena Shirah great article!

  64. Mary Thayer Hobart

    March 26, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you

  65. Francine Wabo

    March 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Amen.

  66. Daphney Sepuru

    March 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Prayer helped me! I was beyond repair or let me say I felt beyond repair! But I prayed my way out! Thank u JESUS ❤️

  67. Peruth Wagiko

    March 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Amen

  68. Angelina Dowdell

    March 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    If u stay on your knees. By giving thanks to him you’re never be broken

  69. Tuleivina Alofi

    March 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Amen

  70. Irene Mitchel

    March 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I am heartbroken right now with tears in my eyes . But Father i will not give up Father give me strength Amen

  71. Bobbie Galloway-Folie

    March 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Amen

  72. Staci Hudson Dee

    March 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Allison Ann

  73. Dee Jones

    March 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Amen

  74. MzVicky Simmons

    March 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Beautiful….. The article and the woman. .

  75. Mary Demmer

    March 26, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Amen !

  76. Joyce Barnett

    March 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Yes Lord and Thank You Amen.

  77. Nonyameko Vuyo Dlangamandla

    March 26, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Amen

  78. Samantha McBay

    March 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Sometimes i feel like I’ve been broken far too long to ever see freedom from it. I wouldn’t know how to be anything else if that makes sense

  79. MJ Enriquez

    March 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Amen

  80. Lauretta Nwabueze

    March 26, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Heal me Lord.

  81. Kelsea Billups

    March 26, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Keonia Williams

  82. Bernice Abass Quarshie

    March 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Amen

  83. Mercy Meci

    March 26, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Am soo heartbroken right now..too down but i thank u Jesus,the article gave me hopes

  84. Seipati Lebabo

    March 26, 2017 at 9:51 am

    A good article to read. Amen

  85. Junejie Agustin

    March 26, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Amen

  86. Joanna L Kearns

    March 26, 2017 at 9:19 am

    WHEN WILL HE????

  87. Alice Davis

    March 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

    In the name of Jesus Amen !!

  88. Blessings Mpunga

    March 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Amen.

  89. Eunice Aspillaga

    March 26, 2017 at 8:22 am

  90. Yong Sarah

    March 26, 2017 at 8:12 am

    loved reading the article

  91. Charmaine Paul

    March 26, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Thanks God, for his mercies endureth forever…

  92. Ami Shaham

    March 26, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Amen

  93. Alice Kerina

    March 26, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Amen.

  94. Cecilia Bradley

    March 26, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Ryan Bradley

  95. Jessica Corbo Velasco

    March 26, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Amen

  96. Lillyrose Crichton

    March 26, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Amen nd Amen.

  97. Sharon Musunga

    March 26, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Amen

  98. Jeff Boleko

    March 26, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Amen

  99. Qb Butler

    March 26, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Amen.:)

  100. Terry Daley

    March 26, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  101. Leonie Van der Ross

    March 26, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Praise his holy name

  102. Lorna Marie Lariviere

    March 26, 2017 at 7:26 am

    PTLIJNA ❤

  103. Makhotha Thips

    March 26, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Amen!!

  104. Karen Myers

    March 26, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Beautiful..

  105. Susan Ouma

    March 26, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Amen

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