‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.’ – Proverb 3:5-6.
Women are as important to Christ as the rest of His creation is; He doesn’t see women as inferior or as a second option to men. Rather, He sees them as His beloved creation which embodies His softness, tenderness and beauty. They are special to Him and He’s always willing to provide them with the things that will help them fulfill His purpose for their lives. Unfortunately, there are a lot of women who do not see themselves the way God sees them. They worry too much about many things, especially when things seem to be falling apart whether in their personal relationship with their spouse, their family, their finances or some other important area of their life.
Just like a loving parent would want a child to trust in them for its sustenance, safety, education and well-being, the same way God wants you to trust in Him for your entire life. I want to help you understand what trust really means, and how to actually trust God beyond mere lip service. First of all, trust – according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary – means an assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of something or someone. And that is exactly what it means to trust God.
Your faith in God is incomplete when trust is lacking. To trust God is to be totally dependent on Him – seeking no alternative but listening to His voice to know just how He wants you to handle a situation. There is a lot of similarity between faith and trust, and sometimes in the Scriptures, they are used interchangeably in different Bible translations. However, trusting God takes us on a deeper journey; it demands that we give it all into the hands of God – even when we don’t understand.
There are many women who have faith in Christ as their Lord and Savior, but only a fewer number actually trust Him to be faithful and true to His promises. Those who trust Him are totally dependent on Him and on no one else. Even when situations and circumstances of life threaten to overwhelm them, they look to God and tell him, ‘Father, I trust in You!’
‘Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord.’ – Jeremiah 17:7 AMP.
Trusting in the Lord makes your heart tender and childlike, and this brings great joy and delight to His heart. But when you worry, doubt or fret over life’s issues – which confront everyone and not just you – you are simply saying you don’t trust in Him. And of a truth, it is easier to doubt God than to trust Him. This happens because the enemy paints grim pictures and presents a lot of negativity to our minds in his attempt to cut us off from God’s power, but you can overcome the enemy if you really want to.
So, how do you overcome the enemy and develop trust in God?
Ask God to help you trust Him.
‘Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner], for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].’ – Isaiah 26:4 AMP.
God would not tell us to do whatever He cannot help us with, since it is His desire for you to trust Him, open up your heart to Him and tell Him the struggles you encounter in trying to trust Him – and then with a childlike faith – ask Him to help and teach you to trust Him with all your heart.
As you learn (or continue) to trust in Him and let Him have all your burdens and worries, you will experience supernatural peace in your heart and also in your circumstances. As a woman, it is important that you realize the only person who can sufficiently understand you and come to your rescue [every time you need him] is not your husband, kids or friends – but Jesus! He is the one who sticks closer than a spouse and knows just how to help you fix whatever might be wrong; all He asks is that you put your trust in Him!