This conversation is for people who have questions regarding:
• the existence of God/a higher power;
• whether relationship with God is possible;
• how to trust God for the first time/ again.
Please read the post and respond to the questions at the end under “Your turn”. I have some initial thoughts to start the conversation, but need your comments to keep it going!
While clearing out my cupboards yesterday I found a note that a friend wrote to me a few years back. I wanted to share a part of it with you because I thought her words were powerful.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s to have faith, to trust, to believe. And so I’m taking a step, a scary one, to really truly let Him search, dig deep into my soul and mould me into the person I’m meant to be for not only myself, but for him and the world as well.”
Christian faith is about trust.
We’ve all heard explanations about what it means to be a Christian. By far the best explanation I have ever heard was from my friend Fifi: to be a Christian means to trust Jesus Christ. To believe is to trust, we follow Jesus because we trust Him and His truth.
The truth is that we were all made to be in relationship with God but we fall short of the perfection that is God and this separates us from Him. God loves us in our imperfection and He reached out in love to us, through Christ. Christ lived a completely good and pure life by the power of the Holy Spirit and, ultimately he died so that we could be reconciled to God. His death has supernaturally and simultaneously sets us free to love God and to be loved by Him.
Anyone who trusts in Christ has been made new.
Trust is a journey. And one that we have to decide to take. God reaches out to us and He waits for us to step into His arms. It is His kindness that leads us to trust Him, not His threats.
“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you…”
Jeremiah 1 verse 5
We were all created to fulfill a God- given purpose, finding this purpose begins with trusting God and letting him “search, dig deep into my soul and mould me into the person I’m meant to be for not only myself, but for him and the world as well.
Letting God in is a scary thing but so worth it. He is the kindest person I know.
How would you respond to someone who says that they’ve been disappointed by God and can’t trust again?
Why is it so hard to trust God and let him in?
Any thoughts? Share them in the comments section.