Trust – it seems like a simple concept on the surface. I first remember hearing the word as a Sunday School song: “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey.” The dictionary defines trust as a reliance on the strength or ability of another person or thing. Simple. I have learned over the years, though, that simple and easy are two very different things. The concept is simple – not complicated. But the application is hard because it requires us to take our eyes off of ourselves and put them wholly on God.
Although I have been in a relationship with God since I was a little girl, my trust in Him is a work in progress. My life has had some really great times. I have been blessed to be married to the love of my life, Bret, for almost 26 years, and we have three wonderful children and an amazing daughter-in-law. But, it has been through the hard times that I have really learned how to trust. Click To Tweet
In the course of our marriage, we have lived in 13 different locations. That averages out to be a different house every 2 years! The biggest move that we had was going to Alaska. We spent five years in Alaska and God used that time to teach us many things. Being far away from anything that felt “normal” and four time zones away from any other family or friends, I started to experience God in a whole new manner. When life felt out of control and I knew I was powerless to influence it, I started to learn for myself what trust in God really looked like.
I have recently written a devotional book on this topic, entitled, Restful: A 30 Day Adventure Learning to Trust God Completely. In this book, I share stories from the past seven years that God has used to shape my trust in Him. It is a journey of learning how fully trusting God helps us to find rest.
It is my prayer that God will use my stories and this book to help people grow in their relationship with God as they learn how to let go, trust God completely and find rest in Him!
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