In your deepest struggle, will you trust? In your most vulnerable moment, will you trust him? When the dots don’t connect, will you trust?
Simply put, are there contingency plans attached to your level of trust. Oh, I forgot to mention this is blogging unusual! Embrace it.
We’ve been repeatedly told that we have to trust, but from my experience, there isn’t anyone offering tools that will help us to live this out during seasons of difficulties. So enclosed below, I am giving tips to step up your trust game. Why? Because life happens and when it does, you have to REMAIN in a state of trust.
Tip #1: When faced with difficulties, avoid being alone
Yes, being alone is what we revert to because of shame and embarrassment. But I urge you, do NOT isolate yourself. Instead run to those who will uplift and encourage you. If you can’t find someone immediately, see that as opportunity to EXECUTE that trust you declared when everything was hunky-dory. I know it’s difficult to do because your feelings are altered during the angry/upset/difficult phase of life. Most often then not, you have a legitimate reason to be angry and/or upset. Ephesians 4:26 states “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath”… if you continue reading verse 27 states “and do not give the devil a foothold”.
Ironically, when we are upset, we do quite the opposite.
Tip #2: Speak the name JESUS repeatedly
Scripture states in Romans 10:13 “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Yes you read that passage correctly. Calling on his name will save you. A few passages prior in verse 10, the text states “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Grasp this concept, there is POWER in Jesus!!!!
Tip #3: Guard your heart
Have you ever pondered on the scripture that states out of your heart flows the issues of life? To be precise, Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” A few scriptures prior, the text states Proverbs 4:4 (b) “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.” So in essence, you have to guard your heart because HIS words are retained there. Protect what HE has placed in you and keep your eyes on the problem solver, not the problem.
We all encounter difficult situations in this life. We will all become frustrated, sad, depressed and upset. But the one thing you should refrain from doing is giving the problem more energy that you give your relationship with Christ.