Trusting God when there is no answer

When I begin to trust instead of demanding an answer, truly trusting Him as my Creator, I have peace knowing no matter how the answer looks or when it comes, it will be from Him. 

Waiting on God is a difficult part of living the Christian life. When we are dealing with challenging circumstances we are often reminded to “give it to God and let Him take care of it.” 

Easy to say but very difficult to do. 

As humans we have a need to be in control. In my own life, if something is broken I’m either fixing it myself or I have a plan for it to be taken care of. Letting something go is not in my vocabulary, but there are moments when life situations call for that very thing.

Only God

That’s where trust comes in. Trust is something I have yet to master. God knows me better than I know myself, and He certainly knows what’s best for me. So why isn’t that enough? Most likely it’s because there have been times when my outcome was not God’s outcome. I have prayed for things to be a certain way thinking I knew what was best for all involved, learning later I didn’t understand the bigger picture. Only God could see that.  

Thankfully, He is merciful enough to allow me those moments of clarity. When I begin to trust instead of demanding an answer, truly trusting Him as my Creator, I have peace knowing no matter how the answer looks or when it comes, it will be from Him. 

I am learning not to focus on the things over which I have no control, but to focus on the One in control of it all. He will work it out, maybe not in our timeline or in the way we expect, but it will work out. Truth is, sometimes it’s all we can do … and God knows that’s enough.

Amy Hacker

Amy Hacker is a regular contributor to The Rope. She also is creative services associate for The Alabama Baptist/TAB Media. She attends the Church of the Highlands and has three children.

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