What Does it Mean to Trust in God?

What Does it Mean to Trust in God?

A student’s perspective on trusting in the Lord, particularly in times of despair and difficulty.

As young Christians, we must learn to put our full trust in God.

The world often exists to challenge our faith. Through these challenges, we must see through the hardships and live for Christ, not for the world. As John 15:17 explains, “you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.” Christ has chosen us out of the world, he is the way, the truth and the life.

God has a plan for every single one of us. We all have a purpose in this life that we must fulfil. If we put our full trust in God and allow him to take control of our lives, we will see our lives change for the better. Romans 8:28 states, “and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Trusting God’s plan for your life will give you the wisdom to understand that we should not stress knowing that God is in control.

The challenges in your life are a part of God’s Grand Plan. Although the reason for these adversities is not yet clear, in time all will be understood. If God didn’t think you can handle these situations he wouldn’t put you through it. He loves you and knows you more than anyone, he knows you can get through it as Christ strengthens you. 1 Peter 5:7 teaches to, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Give all your worries and anxieties to Christ, he’ll take care of you and give you true happiness and peace in return. Learning to put Christ at the centre of your life, will truly open your eyes to see how great our God is. He never stops working for you, he fights battles for you, he loves you so much.

Build a relationship with Christ, he awaits you with open arms, he is always there to listen to you. Putting your life in God’s hands and letting him guide you in life, will allow you to feel so relaxed and peaceful as you know that the best is yet to come.

 Jacintha Essa, Year 10