Christian Mamas: Trusting in God
It is so easy to just say, “trust in God”, especially for the Christian mamas who are in a season of less warfare. “Just pray and don’t worry about it. This typically comes from the ones whose bills are paid up, kids are not rebelling, husbands are always acting right and are not struggling with condemnation.
Yes, we are to trust in God through it all, but how?
How I came to Trust in God
For a long time, I struggled with taking matters into my own hands and trying to fix everything. It didn’t take long to realize I was fighting an uphill battle. Something had to change.
I was operating in my own strength and not laying my burdens down at the feet of Jesus. I was saying I was, but clearly, I was just picking all of them right back up and bearing burdens I did not have the strength to bear. The following has helped me time and time again.
Scriptures to help with Trusting in God
- God is everything you need and more. It helps tremendously to be able to trust in someone who you know. We have to know that God is Jehovah Jireh- our provider, Jehovah Nissi- our defense, Jehovah Rapha-our healer. God is strength when you are weak, He is peace when you are stressed, He is wisdom when you don’t know what to do.
Psalm 9:10: “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you”.
- Pray! We have to pray to God when we feel like it and we don’t. We have to pray when things are going well and when we are at our worst. Prayer is simply having a conversation with God. There have been times when all I could do is lift my hands and cry out. Guess what? God knew exactly what I needed in that moment. Greater news is that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God making intercessions for us and Holy Spirit prays for us when we do not know what to pray. Once you develop a prayer life in which you pray without ceasing you will find it easy to have these conversations when it’s the last thing you may want to do.
Philippians 4:6: “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God”.
- Remember past miracles and breakthroughs. One of the greatest ways to strengthen our faith is to remember what God has done for us in the past. We experience miracles daily and a lot of the times we don’t even recognize it. Every morning that God wakes us up is a miracle. We have breath in our bodies and are in our right minds. We should shout on just the things that God blocked that we didn’t even know was coming our way. Read the Word and see the hand of God move in many different ways. The God we serve now is the same God of the Bible. The miracles He performed then, He can do now.
Psalm 143:5: “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all of your works; I muse on the work of your hands.
- Lay your burdens at the feet of Jesus and leave them there. I know you maybe thinking, “How can I face these trials and do nothing”? I understand that faith without works is dead, but we have to be led by the Holy Spirit. Once we have declared who God is, prayed, strengthened our faith to believe what we know God can do we have turn our situations over to Him. He will order our footsteps and lead and guide us into each next move. There will be times when the instruction is to go and do and other times it will be to stay still and watch Him work.
- Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”.
- Praise and worship! Praise is what helps us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. When we are lifting up praises to the King of Kings we remember how BIG our God is and how small our circumstances are to Him. I challenge you to praise God like your miracle is already here and like you have already received your breakthrough. I know from experience that praise and worship strengthens faith and also brings peace, joy and strength.
Psalm 105:1-2: “Oh give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all his wondrous works!”
As a Christian mom you have what it takes to be able to continue trusting in God during difficult times. Pray, remember past miracles, give your cares to the Lord and spend time in prayer and worship. As you go along this journey, you will find your faith and relationship with God growing stronger and stronger.
I hope this post has been helpful and encouraging!
How do you remind yourself to trust in God during hard times? Let me know in the comments!