“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, plans for your welfare and not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope!” (Jeremiah 29:11)
When life gives us trial, uncertainties or struggles we often are overwhelmed by fear and doubt. The only way out of these feelings is to address them with courage, faith, trust and confidence and lie it before God. If we accept the unknown path ahead of us and ask the Lord for guidance all will be well. Instead of doing that we often doubt and challenge God and ask for signs. We go about the wrong way and don’t see the grace he has in store for us.
Without these clear signs we often push aside which comes our way. We think these things are not coming from God. We ask God for signs that we want in order to trust him. We twist it around. We don’t trust God, unless he gives us signs to prove it. In that way we put limitations on God and on ourselves. We impose our will on him, rather than the other way around. It is not so much our lack of faith as it is our fear of self-giving. We lack the desire to come close to God and let his spirit strengthen us. We can come before the throne of Grace and let him know our fears and insecurities. He will make us stronger. He knows that we are not perfect. We should not be afraid to come before the Lord because of our human weaknesses. He knows them all and can help us to overcome them.
We need to learn to trust God unconditionally. He will make us stronger and to higher forms of courage and strength, mercy and compassion. If we trust God and let him lead us, He will show us His unfailing love and grace. We only have to open our hearts to him. He will perfect us and mold us in the way he wants us to be. Our confidence and trust in Him will grow stronger. If we have faith in God, we will accomplish God’s will for our lives and find true joy. When we feel overwhelmed by anxiety and worries, we should turn to God and give Him our worries. We need to give him the chance prove His faithfulness. Then He will show us what He has in store for us. Amen.