Trust is a beautiful verb and can be a challenging action. Your experiences play a factor in how, what, and who you trust. When you silence the noise in your mind and focus on the Lord, He can be trusted, and He will provide solid peace and direction.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.
─ Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
When semi-large life events occur, you must make choices. As multiple options become available, you must consider each one in making a decision. Initially, the concept of having options seems good but can feel like you’re forced into the familiar, multiple-choice exam with the desire to choose the correct answer.
Choose to trust the Lord and relax in His peace.
The pressure of choosing the right answer can paralyze you. Unfortunately, there are occasions when you can find yourself bogged down while deciding between the options. What originally was good in having choices can possibly begin to create stress or anxiety because the desire to not be wrong overwhelms you. This situation may occur when choosing between jobs, purchasing the right house, taking a trip, moving locations, selecting between schools or starting a business. The stress or anxiety that occurs could result from the lack of peaceful trust.
Instead of being fearful or filled with anxiety when selecting between options or choices, be still, rest in the Lord and pursue the desires of your heart by trusting in the Lord. “For the Lord has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Yes, this may be easier said than done, but trust in the Lord. He wants to give you the desires of your heart, especially when you seek Him and take faithful action steps.
Today’s One Thing
Fear and anxiety are not from the Lord. Do you have any options that you need to seek wise counsel and consider the pros and cons between? If the options remain equally comparable and aligned with the Lord, then which one do you desire? Commit to memory Proverbs 3:5-6 and trust in the Lord.