by Stephanie K Adams
Real Women Ministries
This year, Real Women is trying to move into a season of living intentionally now so we can leave behind a legacy of Jesus later.
I want to live purposefully today so that my future can be a testimony of God’s faithfulness.
Admittedly, it is hard to trust God with our future. We know He has good plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11), but when times get tough our hearts can struggle to hold on to faith.
I remember five years ago struggling to trust God for my future when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I knew in my head His Word promised my healing, but I needed those promises to grow in my heart.
I had to come face-to-face with the truth that I was not in control – of anything. Not the disease, not the outcome, and certainly not my future.
I had to fully trust God – to put my life literally into His hands and walk away with only the assurance of His Word.
Maybe you are in a tough situation, too?
Maybe you find yourself staring in the face of truth that says you, too, are not in control?
Maybe you are one step from walking away because you just can’t take the hurt anymore?
Maybe you don’t know where to turn – up is down; down is up?
Can I reach through these words, come alongside you, and tell you –
HE sees your hurt.
HE hears your cries.
HE wipes your tears.
And HE knows this path you are walking – every. single. detail.
HE is in control of every. single. twist. – in every single turn, bump, and ditch you find yourself –
HE holds it all in His hands.
There is no magic formula to faith – it is just being confident that all the things we hope for, those things we can not see right now, all of God’s promises, are meant for us.
All He requires is for us to believe in the promises from His Word.
There is nothing to be added to God’s unchanging words – pray His promises from Scripture and believe for miracles.
REMIND GOD OF HIS PROMISES, NOT BECAUSE HE FORGOT,
BUT SO YOU REMEMBER.
IT IS SO SIMPLE. IT IS ABOUT TRUST. IT IS SIMPLY FAITH.
If you would like to learn more about trusting God with your future, Thelma Wells has a new study titled, Giving God Your Future – it is part of Women of Faith’s new Bible Study Series.
Throughout the 12 lessons, Thelma walks through Scripture helping us deepen our trust with God and help us truly say, “Not my will, but Yours”.
Giving God Your Future also contains a leader’s guide in the back, making it perfect for small groups or women’s ministry meetings.
This is just one of three Bible studies in the Women of Faith Bible Study Series. Other titles are: Praying with Power and Building Your Strengths both by Patsy Clairmont.