Do You Want To Keep Trusting God Too?
Keep Trusting God…
You hear stories in the media about how people make total changes in their life it can make you wonder sometimes.
If I did not experience it for myself, it would be hard to believe that God could change my life the way he did.
I learned from my drug and alcohol problems, but even so, the process of change took (and is taking) time.
The world, the flesh, and the devil have attacked me in other areas such as anger, trying to control things that were not mine to control, and disregarding what I knew deep inside my heart not to do.
I thank God that my testimony turned out for the good over time. God is still not done working in my life, as He is still not done in your life either.
Relationship with God?
That is why I not only believe in God, which a lot of people say that they do, but I have a relationship and a love for God from experiencing His love and grace, protection and guidance, His patience and encouragement so many times in my life.
God has saved me from my former direction in life here on earth and gave me the assurance that he has saved me just by offering his eternal salvation.
This I have accepted by faith (simply believing what He has said, knowing that there is a living Person standing behind His word, able and willing to see me all the way through as a Shepherd leads his sheep).
Without a doubt, God can and will change your life too if you reach out to him for help. God is a gentleman and will not force himself on to you. You need to ask him and start following him in your life. ~ Bill Greguska
Here are some helpful links:
- How can I learn to trust in God?
- How can I trust God when I am facing unemployment, foreclosure, or bankruptcy?
- Is it wrong to be angry with God?
- What does the Bible say about faithfulness?
- What does the Bible say about trust?
Don’t Give Up Hope, Keep Trusting God! Bill Greguska
Do not even ponder upon giving up, if you do, your lack of hope will make you bring you down and make things even worse, I have done that and it does not work, so do not go that way! ~ Bill Greguska
John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.
What are regeneration and sanctification? God did give us a free will to choose what we want to do in our lives. Many people are blinded by Satan and can only see what makes them so-called happy for the moment.
When I came to a full understanding through God’s word, God put people in my life to speak His truth to me.
He did not make me a robot, but rather he gave me a free will to freely choose to love him and accept him as my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Keep trusting God!
I decided to give my old sinful life over to the cross where he hung and died for me. Coming to an understanding was a process of time.
I felt as though it seemed like I was saved or born again 4 or 5 times but later, in reality, I learned that process was called regeneration and sanctification, which I was going through since 26 years old and even before. It was (and still is) neat to see progress in my life which helps increase my faith and bring me closer to God.
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Why do you think God gives us second chances in life? I thank God that I was given a second chance in life. It was not that I earned it by trying so hard and cooperating with those want to help me (which was a good thing) but rather a gift from God who loves each and every one of us.
I cannot say that I did it, but I can say that God did it for me. I still have problems in my life, but now I have somewhere to go to find the answers. I believe that God gives us second chances in life only because he loves you and me.
Are you loving one another?
We as people are capable of providing opportunities to others too, and we ought to. God commands us to love and forgive one another. God loved us so much that he was willing to die a painful death on the cross to save us from our sins.
Psalm 22:11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near, and there is no one to help. How important is it to commit yourself to helping others?
As I got older, I went through many problems, and experienced grace and love from God, my experiences seemed to become more than coincidences. Dedicated people like Pastor Mel Ulrich and many more people have shared with me and reached out to help me through my high school years and my twenties and thirties.
Do You Want To Be More Like Christ?
I got to understand that God is with me all the time, and I can talk with Him any time through prayer. I also understand that He puts people in our lives to help share the burdens that we bear. Committing ourselves to helping others is one of the keys to be more like Christ.
It is critical to try to reach out in some way or another to help others. To be a Christian this is something that is not optional; it is just a part of living a Christian life. Keep trusting God!
Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. When you have a problem, where should you turn first for help?
I have received guidance and encouragement from other dedicated people like Pastor Ron Sauer and his wife, Sue. She has helped walk me through many difficult times. God has orchestrated people into my life like them.
I have also been fortunate enough to have a Bible study, led by Mark and Lisa Mallwiz, supported when I was very lonely and afraid.
I can clearly remember Mark telling me to take my problems to God first before taking them to people who I eventually learned how to do and realized that was the answer I needed a long time ago.
Running to people first is not the answer it can make things more confusing. Keep trusting God!
Psalm 13:2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me? Does medication play a part in the healing process? I wrestled with the idea that God could and would help me get through all of this, but God also created medication and wise doctors who led me to get the medical help I needed. Dr. Baugrud was always open to the fact that God could and would heal me.
She gave me the least amount of medication to help me through; After I took repeated steps of faith and God again did not let me down or give me more than I could handle regarding the pain and stress and emotional heartache.
I found that although there is no way up from under it, nor any way to run from it, that through his strength and mercy (1 Corinthians 10:13) I could make it through.
Looking back now, I see that God’s power was enough to bring me through.
Without faith, I would not have taken the risk to trust that God had a plan for my life and would have given up a long time ago! God created all things, one of which is medication.
Yes, medication can be a very useful tool in the healing process when prescribed in the right way and taken in the right way also. Keep trusting God!
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Why do I seem to have problems with people sometimes? It’s hard for me not to believe in the power of God when I have seen all he has done in my life and the lives of others I have known or have heard about in my lifetime.
It is obvious to me that God has a plan for each of us and what we need to do through faith. It is just to seek out what his will for us is and with his strength through the power of the Holy Spirit keep pressing forward to whatever he has purposed for our lives.
Sometimes it takes more time and patience than at other times.
Realizing that my problem is not always with people necessarily, but rather powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces. (Spiritual warfare) Knowing this fact has helped me know how to fight against these situations is with prayer and obedience to God, not by my might. Keep trusting God!
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Is going to church once a week enough to live a Christ-centered life? I was reminded by my Christian friends to put my armor of faith on when I get up in the morning and get into my Bible, which now is just a natural part of the morning while I eat my breakfast.
I have learned that it is not the amount that I read, but what I can digest and apply to my life in some way or another that makes the difference in how I respond to life’s blows.
There is an expression that I recall that says, “Seven days without prayer, makes one weak.” That is a great example why we need prayer to help us fight our battles.
Church each week is great, but we need more than that. Fellowship with other, accountability to others, reading, at least, a bit each day from the Bible.
Salvation is a gift just for asking, but walking with the Lord takes a conscious effort. It is kind of like an athlete; they do not just exercise one day a week, no of course not, they make a commitment to their cause. Keep trusting God!
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Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God. Charles Stanley