Have you ever had one of those days that you feel like absolutely nothing can go your way? And that day snowballs into a week and a week into a month? Recently, I have been feeling this exact same way. I am one hundred percent unsure of God's plan for me which thus instills in me an incredible amount of fear for what the future will hold. I know He is amongst me everyday; however, I have struggled understanding what exactly God has prepared for me in the time to come.
Nonetheless, without these particular trials, I wouldn't be the person I am today and have learned so incredibly much from those around me. Don't get me wrong, it has taken me an immense amount of time to figure out why I should be putting my full trust in Him. Lately though, I have found that keeping my trust in God is all that I need when it comes to my worries.
Psalm 13:5 states, "But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation."
While being fully submersed into a college student lifestyle, I have found it more difficult to make time for Our Lord. So, when I began feeling this negativity and doubt weigh heavily on my heart, my friends and family were the ones that I turned to. What was most amazing about disclosing my worries to them, was that they always provided me with Bible verses or the simple statement of, "I'm praying for you".
Wow. Those simple things resonated with me throughout the rest of that week and still speak to me today. The people that I surround myself with have invested their souls into the Lord. To me, that was so neat to observe and take in.
After that day, I looked to focus more on God's unfailing trust and love.
Let me tell you, we are surrounded by his love day in and day out. That was something so crucial that I never actually took the time to notice.
1 John 4:19 states, "We love because he first loved us."
The verse above is so simplistic, yet so meaningful. We are able to love others because of Jesus. Without his love I wouldn't be able to love my family and friends as much as I do. Can you even imagine a world without love?
Furthermore, I really took these two verses into consideration when it came to overcoming my doubts and worries. I had to look at the big picture and ensure myself that not only does God have something so incredible planned for each and everyone of us, but he also loves us so much! I think that is pretty amazing.
So, remember what ever trial you are facing, seek out God's unfailing trust and love. He will guide all of us as soon as we start putting our faith in Him.