30/30 Challenge: Day 18

women's devotional bible #3030challenge

Studying hope made me realize I needed to learn more about trusting God. Oh, and I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again…

The #3030challenge is life-changing!

Outwardly my life isn’t much different except I’m more active in the Christian community. But inside, I’m growing and I can tell!

I’m not where I could or should be in my faith, but if you knew the skeptical know-it-all can’t-tell-me-nothing type of Christian I used to be… #progress

Anyway, so back to trusting God. It was another one of those topics the Bible has a lot of verses on. When the Bible speaks a lot about something, it gets my attention. It lets me know, “Hey, Rae, this is important!”

I’m kind of a control freak, trusting anyone is an issue. My idea of trust used to mean I invested so little that if that trust was betrayed, I wouldn’t suffer the loss.

That wasn’t really trust at all.

  • Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10)
  • Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
  • Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. (2 Samuel 7:28)

Real trust means exposing yourself despite the risk- because you’re confident that the one you’re trusting won’t betray that trust.

And God is the most trustworthy. He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t make promises that aren’t kept. After over two decades of life, I’m finally starting to understand that about Him.

*Rae

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8 thoughts on “30/30 Challenge: Day 18

  1. I truly believe you’re on the right track. You’re allowing the Lord to direct you and teach you through this process. He’s an AMAZINGLY patient Teacher.

    God gives us a comfortable, safe place in Him where we can strip spiritually/emotionally. As we become more accustomed to doing this in His presence, it becomes easier to do it with others. As a result, relationships become better, go deeper, are more meaningful, and become long-lasting. In other words, the spiritual processes He takes us through render awesome effects/benefits both spiritually and naturally.

    I pray with you and for you through your process…iron sharpening iron.

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  2. theancients says:

    “The #3030challenge is life-changing!
    Outwardly my life isn’t much different except I’m more active in the Christian community. But inside… I’m growing and I can tell!

    I can totally relate. One of the best teachings I ever discovered and applied to my life was “The Word of God is Seed”. You plant it by staying in the word, actively weed out negative thoughts (weeds), and the seed of the Word will germinate and like you said, outwardly, you won’t see or notice much yet, and it will break ground, but don’t give much notice to the outside growth. The most important growth at this stage is putting down strong, deep, roots to sustain the massive tree that’s to develop.
    And most of all, a tree provides – it provides food not just for the sower but for others, it provides shelter for birds etc.

    All this to say, great testimony. I have not been as diligent as you in this challenge but it has motivated me to be more consistent. Thanks much.

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