Thought of the day 9/16/16
The idea of trusting in God and the result of freedom and flexibility.
Okay so I don’t want to be too repetitive of the posts from Instagram but recently I’ve felt compelled to write about this. I want to focus on a pretty big topic that I definitely won’t do any justice to, but I’m just going to give my thoughts on it which you can agree with or disagree with that’s totally fine. Anyway the thing I want to talk about is trusting in God. If you’re not religious or even a Christian please don’t stop reading cos I’m not either really! Which is totally contradictory, but let me share with you something I’ve noticed about people who trust in God. They have this unbelievable freedom in life where they don’t feel the need to worry because they have so much trust in God that they know whatever happens, whatever hardships they face at the moment, it is all part of a bigger plan. The thing that I love so much about people who have this immense trust is their flexible and relaxed approach to life, God will steer them they don’t need to worry and stress about minor things. Even though God has these huge crazy plans for us, we still have free will and can still choose to go against them, but that is our own choice. This choice is by no means definitive though, we will always have the option to follow God again, he just won’t force himself upon us. He is a ‘gentleman’ as my friend calls him.
I am talking about ‘these people’ as if they are an exception or something and that God will only steer them, but the beauty of it is that we all have the option to put our lives fully in God’s hands! I said earlier that I am neither religious nor particularly Christian, I only really came to believe in God a few weeks ago so really I have no right to say this as if I know what I’m talking about.. But I am recently learning to trust God and follow his route for me and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about life. I guess all this to say that if you are suffering, I want to encourage you not to believe this is how it will stay. I change my opinion on God weekly and am still working out my journey and my beliefs, but one belief that has stayed permanent and that I truly truly believe is that our suffering is not wasted, it is not inflicted by God and it is also not permanent. New relationships, new wisdom and a new route for your life can come out of your suffering. I know when you go through a deep pain it feels like you’ll never feel anything else, don’t be afraid to feel it, but ask God to meet you in it. I’m not going to pretend like I don’t struggle with understanding how some suffering can possibly be permitted by God, but then again I am also just a human so how could I possibly try to understand a God who created the entire universe? We will never figure everything out and that’s OK, that’s why we lean on God.
Of course these are just my thoughts and I am very new in my faith and am still learning every day, but I hope if you spent the time to read this post that it was at least slightly enjoyable.
– Lea x