How Can I REally Trust In God
a life of perfect peace is waiting for us if we just learn how to trust.
When we have true trust in God, we will never fear again (except for offending God of course). But true wonderful trust in God removes our worries, jealousies, and complaints…leaving us in splendid peace during all of life’s trials.
Those who truly trust don’t want anything but what God wills and never fear in a single thing that our all loving Lord allows to occur in our lives.
“You keep in peace—in peace because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3).
Those with true trust:
- Don’t worry when crosses (something bad or suffering) comes or might come,
- Aren’t jealous of others blessing as they suffer,
- Don’t complaining when things go wrong,
- Aren’t in despair when they lose a loved one,
- They feel nothing outside of peace when: treated poorly, suffering any affliction, experience difficulty or challenges, or if any disappointment happens.
When we truly trust we know everything is God’s will and fully trust He will make every moment of suffering and every moment of uncertainty into something very good, if we believe.
If we are far from this kind of trust in God to where we “have no anxiety at all” (Philippians 4:6), then living without fear, in perfect peace, during ALL circumstances might seem impossible…oh, but with God’s grace, this life is most certainly possible, and it is what God expects us to achieve. This is living the faith. God wants us in perfect peace. Believe!
“May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways” (2 Thessalonians 3:16).
Most of us can see, we don’t have this true trust that fully living The Word brings. We can clearly see that we fall short of peace during many of our cross. Therefore, we need much grace to grow faith, as our despair and anxieties are running rampant in so many of our lives. But if we seek God, with a humble heart, wanting to change, God will show us to The Way of Peace.
Worry = Lack of Trust?
If we lack much grace from God, I know it is hard to not worry when bad happens, but this is what we must seek Mercy to help us do.
But some of us think worrying is our sign of love for another, but really worrying is a sign of our lack of trust in God–our lack of faith. We show concern for others when we love them, but we worry (live outside of peace) when we lack trust in God.
“Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your [or another’s] life-span?” (Luke 12:25)
Showing concern for others is when we peacefully pray and take action to help another–trusting in all God allows to happen as being His will and ultimately leading to good (what is needed for our salvation). But worrying is quite different. That is when we live outside of peace with anxiety over what has or might occur.
Nobody can say they trust in God if they are worrying. We would be lying to ourselves. When declare worrying as acceptable, we are keeping ourselves living in darkness. We worry because we don’t want to let go of control (want God to do things our way) and lack trust in God to make all good.
Yes, we worry from a lack of trust in God to make everything good. If we were trusting in God to turn anything bad into good, we would pray and act to help another in perfect peace. Trusting in all God allows as needed for the greater good–salvation.
But some of us aren’t even interested in salvation. What we seek for others and ourselves is what we feel is best–the removal of the cross (end of suffering) is all we want. So, we say we trust but reality is we only trust if God gives us what we seek…as if we know what is best. Sadly, we fear the cross and seek cross free life–even if it is against God’s will…proving we have very little trust in God to save us, since we don’t want the cross that brings us to Life.
“Remind one another that nothing in life is to be feared, except offending God.”
–St. John Chrysostom
When we convince ourselves our worrying is us just showing our love, we pray and act with hearts of worry, meaning we pray and act without trusting in God. And what good are such unfaithful prayers to those we are trying to help?
God can make anything bad into good, IF WE BELIEVE. But without faith/without trust, can God use us at all to assist someone?
“The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful” (James 5:16).
Then, from being deceived, we don’t correctly seek Christ to bring us into the true peace He has waiting for us.
Please understand our worrying is sinful–but if we think it isn’t that will cause us to never amend our ways…making us live blind to our lack of faith.
No where in The Word does it say worrying is something we want to do. “Do not worry about your [or another’s life]” (Matthew’s 6:25) is how The Word says we are to live. Let’s seek God’s mercy so we can grow in faith to truly trust in God and never worry again.
If we don’t learn how to let go of our worrying and come to truly trust in God, we won’t obtain a saving faith and die (go to Hell). It is absolutely vital we learn how to truly trust in God.
Truly Trusting in God Takes Action
We can’t say, I trust in God when something bad happens but do nothing and then think God is going to magically make everything all good. That isn’t what true trust in God is.
True trust in God is when we
In our thoughts we say, “Jesus is the Way.” We believe we really love God and have lots of faith and trust in Him. However, in reality, much of the time, our faith is shockingly very little. We have forgotten what faith really is and have just become accustomed to lying to our selves saying one thing and living another. We don’t know how to be honest with ourselves in approach with our faith, and have been deceived by the evil one into thinking we living the faith, when in fact we greatly lack trust in God as our actions prove.
But we don’t have to live deceived. Jesus wants us to know the truth so we can see our need for His help with the light of truth. When God tests us, with challenges and sufferings–to show us if our faith is true or not (more than just by word alone), we can easily see how much real trust in God we have. Much of the time we prove, very clearly, by our actions, we lack much faith in Jesus as we complain and worry, etc. (lack trust) with countless things that happen in life. Our faith simply isn’t lived, as we act outside of peace in many many ways during many different circumstances in our life. Yet, many of us even suffer from additional blindness and still claim they are in peace as they don’t even recognize the countless moments of anger, frustration and anxiety have really have.
These wonderful test–challenging circumstances–that God gives us, sadly, much of the time, we miss. These lessons to enlighten us to our need to grow in faith, we tend to only see as problems and sufferings. We don’t understand the cross and don’t really believe that God allows everything for the good of our souls–to move us towards a saving faith. Therefore, we see bad as bad, not good. God tries to guide us to trust in Him but we just aren’t listening, and we simply become angry or worry with life’s challenges. They aren’t making us stronger in faith, but sadly weaker.
Our lack of faith and great need to grow toward a saving faith (a faith that is lived) is prevalent.
Many never come to understand that any time we act outside of love (outside of faith and trust in God) with stress, frustration or despair, etc. when something goes wrong or might not be to our liking, we simply don’t trust in God. How many times are we all out of sorts? But we simply don’t see and continue our life long with all of broken personalities that scream out how we lack faith to those who know what faith is. Oh, how hard it is for the proud to see, since we believe we are of great faith from all of our prayers and works, but we prove, by our unloving behavior–not living the faith–we are far from true faith in God. The only reason we are outside of perfect happiness in all circumstance is because we don’t trust in God. We simply don’t believe all God allows is for the good of our souls and we want what we feel is best as if we are smarter than God and know the Way better than He does. Why should anyone with true faith in God fear anything He allows? Does He seek to damn us? No, He loves us and is trying, in every facet of our lives, to show us how to change to find the Way. Those with true faith know all–the good and most importantly the bad–is allowed for ultimate the good of our souls. We must believe. God is our savior to lead us to what we need to learn and do to grow into a saving faith…fear nothing, trust in Jesus.
“I should fear nothing except sin. Whatever God sends me, I accept with complete submission to His holy will. Whatever He puts me, I will try faithfully to do His holy will, as well as He wishes, to the extent of my power to do so.” St. Faustina
No matter what happens in life, we must understand, since God loves us, all–the good and most importantly the bad–is allowed for the good of our souls. Therefore, how can we fear anything that God allows to happen since it is all to lead, those who trust in Him, to Eternal Life. Trust in God. Remove our worries and anxieties and live in perfect peace. This is so very possible, if we only learn how to let go of our will and trust in God’s perfect will for our life.
“God is Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge. He knows and understands the means that lead with all security to the attainment of your last End [Heaven] [trust in all He allows as necessary to get you there]” (St. Anthony Mary Claret).
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