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.

 

Belinda

Belinda

The circumstances of my life and the environment I grew up in made me a "fixer". When I surrendered that burden that was never mind to carry, God made me a prayer warrior.
Belinda
No Hope, No Faith, No Trust. Psalm 42:11.
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5 thoughts on “No Hope, No Faith, No Trust. Psalm 42:11.

  • July 13, 2017 at 11:19 am
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    “…recent building of faith…” – love this! And what a sweet post, giving us a glimpse of God’s heart work in you. Your words encouraged me today, Brenda. Thank you! #chasingcommunity

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    • July 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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      Humbled and blessed that God uses me. So thankful God used my words to encourage you. 🙂

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  • July 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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    Great insights God has given you. The Lord has spoken some similar things to me recently. Thanks for this, another reminder, another affirmation of what I need to do.

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  • July 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm
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    These words that you wrote, “Trusting God without hope, isn’t trusting at all. You have to stop acting out worst case scenarios in your head,” are real eyeopeners. This makes sense. God has dealt with me in the not too distant past revealing that reaching a point when I think someone is just not going to cooperate with God and, therefore, God is not going to answer my prayer, is a sin, the sin of unbelief. So, yes, that is thinking a sort of worst case scenario right there. God is so much more amazing than we often believe Him to be!

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    • July 25, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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      I cannot wait until the day I get to see God in all His glory in heaven because you are right, Ruth. God is so much more amazing than we often believe Him to be.

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