No hope, no faith, no trust.
During my recent building of faith, I hadn’t realized I’d lost hope. Psalm 42:11 is exactly what I experienced without hope. Trusting God without hope, isn’t trusting at all. You have to stop acting out worst case scenarios in your head. You have to stop expecting the worst. Without hope, fear starts moving in. No hope leads us to disregard all that our faith in God has taught us about trusting God. No hope, no faith, no trust.
I said a simple prayer of belief (regarding my situation) and a spark of hope was reignited within me. It was so simple, but I struggled for days before the realization hit me. With hope flowing through my life and into this situation, trust is so much fuller, honest and pure. I’m not second guessing or re-confessing my lack of trust every few minutes.
Trust is beautiful. Especially when you’re learning to trust God more deeply. My heart is being purged by God, so I may serve Him more fully. I am so grateful to God for His mercies, which are NEW everyday.