For the longest time I have viewed my worry and stress as a glaring contradiction to my trust in God….
I trust Him, I truly do…. but I have always felt that the fact that I worry and stress was showing me that my faith isn’t as strong as I thought……i am starting to think that this isn’t the case at all.
I was talking with my pastor about this issue and he pointed out something in the form of a question. He asked me, “Are you turning back because of your fear and worry?” I told him, “No, because I know God has something in-store for me…. I just don’t know how to stop worrying because I feel like when I worry I am telling God I don’t trust Him.”
He told me “Justin, the fact that you are not turning back shows that you are trusting God. He draws us deeper and deeper into the water to prepare us for greater and harder things”
In that moment Holy Spirit whispered in my heart, “It is supposed to scary, that’s why you have Me.”…..
It is not important if we are afraid, what’s important is that we don’t turn back…. God will not give us more than we can handle….
In this life He is going to slowly but surely stretch us. It can be scary but if we make the decision to never turn back He will show up for us time and time again.
In the face of fear, choose faith