“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6
Mama, have you ever struggled with trust? There are so many, big and small, life experiences that can cause trust to be difficult- broken promises, fractured friendships, harsh words, abandonment, loss, being left unprotected or worse yet- being hurt by those who are meant to care for and protect us. No matter what our different details may be, our lives have all been touched by some sort of pain that can make it hard to trust.
When I gave my life to Jesus at age 17, I really had no idea how much-broken trust was under the surface of my heart. One of the first verses that came alive to me as I read the Bible was Proverbs 3:5-6! I knew as these verses jumped off the page that God wanted me to trust Him with my whole heart; the trouble was, the more I tried, the more my heart seemed incapable of trusting.
Coming from a performance background, I easily focused on all the ways I wasn’t trusting and beat myself up for falling short of God’s call to trust Him wholeheartedly. Can you relate, friend?
❤️🩹 “If I really trusted Him I wouldn’t have said that…”
❤️🩹 “If I really trusted Him I wouldn’t be so worried…stressed…angry…discontent…”
❤️🩹 “If I really trusted Him I’d be able to step out…do the right thing…have courage…resist temptation…”
It’s easy to focus on the ways we’re not doing what God has called us to do. If you relate to this, sister, I have a precious truth to share with you, something the Lord showed me as I started down this journey of letting Him into those broken places of my heart. I felt Him speak to me, “Jen, I wasn’t using that verse as a measuring stick to show you how far you were falling short; I gave you that verse as a promise of where I was taking you in your relationship with Me.”
Do you see the difference, sister? One viewpoint sees trust as a goal we’re working toward in an effort to measure up; the other viewpoint offers the glorious truth that trust is a work God does in our hearts as we come to Him, walk with Him, and invite Him to do a supernatural work that only He can do!
I have good news for you today, mama: wherever trust has been broken in your life, you have a Father in heaven who is fully able to heal and restore those broken places. Would you let Him in today?
Jen Pierce & The Help Club For Moms Team