Trust in God

I lack confidence in myself when faced with challenges. I don’t speak up because I’m afraid that the words I speak won’t make sense. I would rather go last because I don’t want to mess up and look like a fool. The problem in thinking this way is that…

I don’t trust God.

I don’t trust Him to come through for me. I don’t trust that He will equip me with the words to speak or the actions to take. I worry and stress over my finances. How can I pay the bills and feed my family too?

We are confident of all of this because of our great trust in God through Christ. It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.

2 Corinthians 3:4-5

I need to change the way I think. I don’t need to question if I’m qualified because God is the one who qualifies me. I don’t need to become anxious over what words to speak, because God will equip me with those words. I don’t need to worry about my finances because God is my Provider

I have spent too much time trying to do all of these things on my own. Trying to fight the many challenges I am faced with each day. I keep failing. My trust shouldn’t be with myself. I should trust in God. Only with Him are all things possible.

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.

Matthew 19:26

Living by grace,

Misty

Faith Over Fear

We are in a time of great uncertainty. The news is filled with new CDC regulations, more cases of Covid-19, increasing number of deaths, and most recently we find out that our children will continue to be out of school until at least May 1st.

I think it would be safe to say that the world is on edge and fearful for what is to come..

It’s easy to go to that place of fear and allow the ‘what ifs’ to race through our minds. Sometimes I find myself in that place. What if I lose my income..What if I can’t feed my family..or..What if I run out of toilet paper and I can’t find any in the stores?

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:30 ESV

As believers and followers of Christ, we are to be brave and have no fear because we know that God is with us and is our Provider. However, as humans, we tend to rely on our own understandings and try to control what is happening. 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 ESV

I suffer from anxiety, and yet during this time of crisis, I find myself having a calm spirit. Instead of focusing on my fears, I’m intentionally focusing on God’s truth. Instead of watching the fear fueled news, or scanning through social media.. I’m diving into scripture and turning to Him.

So during this time of uncertainty, lean into God and His promises.  

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. – Psalms 56:3 ESV

Messy Blessings,

Misty