One thing is for sure. You cannot worry AND trust at the same time. They are like oil and water. They simply can't coexist. You are either trusting, or worrying.
God is very clear in His Word that He wants us to trust Him. Good things come when we do. But trusting is sometimes very difficult. We want to do it, but our whole being fights against it. We know God is trustworthy, we know He is capable of handling life's hiccups, we know He never will leave us and we are in His hands.....but worry seems to always be knocking at the door, no...more like pounding on the door. This makes being a truster very challenging.
How do we go from being a worrier to becoming a truster? Well, like every other good thing we try to implement into our life, we have to be intentional about it. I believe it all begins with our mouth and what we allow to come out of it. Below are some "declarations" you can begin to speak over your life. Not only will these begin to build a foundation of trust in your life, everyone hearing you speak them will be encouraged as well.
- "Lord....because You are my Refuge and Strength, I can count on You to be my very present Help in this time of trouble." (Ps. 46:1)
- "Thank You God that You are my Sun and Shield, You bestow favor and honor upon my life and no good thing will You withhold from me as I walk with You uprightly. I know I am blessed because I trust in You. " (Ps. 84: 11-12)
- "Lord, I know when I trust in You and find my confidence in You, my life will be like a tree, planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. I will not fear when the heat comes and have no worries in times of drought and I will never fail to bear fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
- "Jesus, I declare today that I will trust You from the bottom of my heart and I will not try to figure everything out on my own. I will listen for your voice everywhere I go and in everything I do. I know in doing this, you will keep me on the right path. I love you Lord!" (Prov. 3:5-6)
I hope these declarations help as you begin to become a truster, instead of a worrier. The world worries....they have no other option. But as Christ followers, we do have another option! His name is Jesus and He is the most faithful companion we will ever have to walk through this journey called life.
Like I told my son the other day when he asked me what my thoughts were about a situation our family is going thru....."God's got it." I said. I'm not sure how or when or where, but God is in control and "He's got it". Period.
Have a great week!