Your spiritual journey isn’t a straight path to flawless faith; it’s a winding path that sometimes takes you through significant struggles. You want to believe, but doubt stands in your way. Don’t get discouraged you can rest assured that God will somehow take care of you. Here’s how you can trust God to make something beautiful out of your topsy-turvy faith. Remember that your mistakes don’t define you, and neither do your good works. Only God’s love for you – and how you respond to it – determines your destiny.
Imperfections What kind of imperfect attitudes and behaviors do you notice? We need to become aware of our imperfections, pray for God to help us in this area of your life.
Pray No matter what’s going on in your life, it’s critical to make time for prayer. Pray even when you don’t feel like it, because prayer fuels your faith. Don’t get discouraged when God doesn’t answer your prayers in the ways you’d hoped He would. Keep trusting Him.
Stop judging Don’t judge others who are struggling with their own messes in life. Ask yourself why you’re judging? Having the courage to explore these hard questions will help you grow in your faith.
The value of brokenness God accepts and redeems your brokenness, and when you trust Him, He’ll take the pieces of your life and put them together in ways that will make you stronger. Accept the love He offers you.
Trust that God will take care of you Even with all of life’s uncertainties, you can rest assured that God will somehow take care of you. All God asks is that you keep moving forward with Him, trusting Him to lead you in the right direction day by day. Remember God’s promises to take care of you.
Forgive God has forgiven you often, and He calls you to forgive others who’ve hurt you and yourself for your own mistakes
Break free of addictions Look beyond the symptoms of whatever addictions you might be struggling with – drinking, smoking, engaging in unhealthy sexual relationships, working too much, eating too much, watching too much television, etc. –Realize that only God – not anything you’re addicted to – can truly fulfill you. Practice relying on God as your ultimate source for everything you need day by day and even moment by moment, and your ability to trust Him will grow.
Know that God is enough Place your confidence in God, despite His intangibility and invisibility. Rest in His presence rather than relying on things or people that can’t ultimately deliver the help you need in life. Stay connected to God through prayer on a regular basis, since that will give you the peace you need to know that He truly is enough for all you need.
Look for treasures in the darkness Whenever you experience dark times in your life, remember that it’s often through those times that your faith is authenticated. Ask God to shine His light into your darkness to give you hope and guide you toward His purposes for you. Use what you learn during your times of darkness to encourage others in their own dark times. Trust God to transform your darkness into light that shines in ways you’ve never imagined possible.