15 Responses to Can We Trust God Completely When Hard Times Multiply

  1. I needed this……..TRUST

  2. Oh Fiona, you have no idea how special & timely this is for me tonight!!! 🙂 (Thanks Lisa, for timing it to be “published” tonight in our Aussie time!)

    It’s been a really tough couple of days with something I’m dealing with. I’ve prayed & prayed, & read the Word, & released the situation to God, & read devotionals etc. I still didn’t have a peace in my heart. Then your devotional appeared & I read the verses & nearly burst into tears, as they have been my life verses since 2003 (I had others prior to that)! I immediately felt a sense of peace & that God was speaking to me & also reminding me that I wasn’t fully trusting Him.
    “He exhorted us to trust the Lord completely–with all your heart–not just part of it, or sometimes, when nothing else seems to work. Just trust Him with it all.” And there’s the key to my current stressful situation….. “trust Him with it all.” DERR!! You’d think I’d learned this lesson 10,000 times, but it seems I need to learn it YET AGAIN…… 10,001 times!! 😉 Thanks for sharing & writing dear friend. God bless. LOTSoluv Kerryn

    • God’s timimg is awesome with just what we need at just the right time. Glad these thoughts could help you dear friend – you are certainly not alone in your 10001!! ?
      Blessings,
      Fiona

      • Thanks dear Fiona! I read your devotional in the middle of the night & it was the point where I finally relaxed & had peace! God is good! LOTSoluv Kerryn

    • Yes, His peace is like nothing else – so glad it’s there waiting for us in the middle of the night!
      ….. or we’d never get any rest 🙂
      Blessings,
      Fiona

  3. Timing is everything with God – just look at the replies coming in, in regards to your share..
    It hurts. It hurts to hurt! It hurts watching our loved ones suffer as we suffer..

    “Maybe somewhat ironically, it’s the difficulties and challenges in my life that have taught me to trust Him more”.

    That’s exactly why He allows travail !

    Paul tells us in Acts 22:14 :
    “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God”.
    …As concerned as God is for our physical comfort and well being, His main focus is on our spirit- our soul, if you will. The body will return to dust, and we won’t have to worry about the next one he gives us- perfect, and complete.. BUT, “what profits a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul”?
    I believe that all who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved, I also believe there is an inner circle with Christ, that only few will know. And it’s through suffering and turmoil – holding fast to our faith that he loves us and allows it for a reason- all the while giving him the praise He is worthy of.

    Take heart my fellow sufferers in Christ; we’re just passing through, and “.. no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind can comprehend, those things our Father has in store for those who love Him”.

  4. Fiona, you have blessed me again! I am going through a terribly hard time, such pain and fatigue. I cannot sleep over 3 hours at a time because of the pain that wakes me. I go to my recliner chair at night when pain gets too big, and pray. I read my Bible and write out my prayers…resting in Him. I know this flare will end, I trust in His love for me.

    Sandy Platt

    • Sandy, sorry things are so hard at present.
      Praying you can rest well as you keep on trusting Him, dear friend.
      Blessings,
      Fiona

    • Oh Sandy! Sending hugs & prayers to you too. May God comfort you & help this flare to end fast. LOTSoluv Kerryn

  5. Dear Fiona,
    This was a blessing to me as well! Thank you for sharing this devotional with us. My hard trials and disease have definitely helped me to trust and lean on Him more. He is Sovereign and the One who died for us can be trusted!

    Blessings and hugs to you,
    Angie

    • Thanks Angie 🙂
      Knowing God is sovereign makes such a difference doesn’t it. Our Pastor uses a phrase similar to what you shared – “the God who planned Calvary, can be trusted”.

      Blessings,
      Fiona

  6. Thank you, Fiona. I find that trust is hard even though I know that God is in control. As my condition gets worse and there is not much in the way of help it can get even more frustrating. But I’m thankful that I can trust God to be with me through the pain and struggles and that one day I will be home with Him where there will be everlasting joy.

    Hugs,
    Sandie

    • Thanks for sharing Sandie 🙂
      I know we often feel we are finding it hard to trust, even when we know God is in control – but I sometimes look at others facing challenges with no faith and am reminded that we are blessed to have someone to trust in for our own situation, but we are living into that trust every day as we’ve learned we can’t do this alone.

      Imagine the party we are going to have when we reach that “everlasting joy”!!
      Blessings,
      Fiona

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