Do we really trust God? I mean, really trust Him?
In Sheila Walsh’s newest book, Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God, she asks this question. In each chapter she discusses different people from the Bible who were
faced with the question of trusting God and she also weaves in her own story starting from when she left her 1-month stay in a psychiatric ward and through the last 14 years. She discusses Paul, Abraham, Hannah, Samson, Joseph and the list goes on for 13 chapters.
This book really spoke to my heart. It caused me to really question whether or not I truly trust God with every aspect of my life – whether it is the mundane day to day or the big stuff. Chapter 10, when she discusses the story of Joseph (Genesis 20-50), really stuck with me. On pages 145-6 she writes:
“We tend to think that if God is with us, things will fall into place in ways that make us feel comfortable and safe. That is what thrust in God procures, right?
Not at all. The logic is not: trust God and he will always keep you safe. Bad things – frightening things! – happen every day to those who love the Lord. The truth is: what makes us safe is the absolute truth that God is with us no matter what our circumstances.“
Farther into Chapter 10, on page 149, she again writes (and this is something I am learning every day):
“Every trial is designed to show you something about yourself (good or bad) that you did not know.”
The main point I took away after reading this book is this: We can go through many trials during our walk with God but what matter more that the trial we go through is that we trust God is with us while we are going through the trial and we learn from our experience that God will always walk with us. No matter what the circumstance is.
Each person she talks about in her book had to learn, one way or another and sometimes the hard way, that we should always trust that God has our best interests at heart and that He is always with us – even when He is asking us to do something we do not necessarily want to do.
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