Depression. Anxiety. Worried about what my future holds. Laying in bed wondering if everything will fall into place. I’ve been through all those things, multiple times and there is probably more to come. Between researching for this blog or stumbling across articles on social media I find pretty good ones and this particular one hit me hard, in a good way. I sometimes forget that faith has a lot to do with trusting in something higher than yourself. Here’s a tid-bit of the article that reminded me to keep calm and trust in the process.
Wherever you are right now, I want you to know that the Lord is with you.
You may be struggling with a huge decision. You may want something or someone with all your heart, but still feel unsure of the direction to head. You may feel like your back’s against the wall and you just don’t know how, or what, choice to make. You may be just plain confused.
Whatever you’re facing right now, I want you to know that the Lord is guiding you.
I know sometimes it seems crazy to believe in the unseen. To put your faith into something you cannot touch, cannot feel, cannot taste, cannot hold, cannot experience in any tangible way. It seems ridiculous to put your heart, your faith, and your trust into a creator who claims to be there, but still seems so physically absent.
But that is exactly what faith is – trusting the unknown.
The thing about faith is that it’s not conditional. You cannot believe when days are good, just becaus
e you’ve been blessed. And you can’t solely believe when the world is crashing in on you — you must seek Him in all your days.
And you must allow yourself to be led.
I don’t know where you are right now – maybe in a struggling relationship, maybe trying to live with an abusive partner, maybe wondering how you can mend a broken friendship, maybe on the outs with a parent or sibling, maybe just feeling lost as you head into the workforce post-graduation, maybe reeling from the loss of a loved one, maybe struggling to find work after being let go.
Maybe you’re just scared and dizzy, trying to navigate this world on your own.
Let yourself be led – through trial and tribulation, through moments of joy and calm. Let yourself be led when you are tired, when you are weak, when you are inflated with confidence, and when you feel as if you can’t lift your head from the pillow.
Know that faith in the unseen is the most difficult and most challenging faith, but in His grace you will be rewarded.
So let yourself be led, and let yourself be loved.
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