Posted by: Anne | March 6, 2020

Trust God. Repeat as needed.

“Jehoshaphat was afraid, and he resolved to seek the LORD.”
~ 2 Chronicles 20:3a Christian Standard Bible

Despite having heard the phrase “give it to God” for years, I’m only recently learning what it looks like for me to put it into practice: whether it’s a scary new unknown or persistent perplexities from the past, I pray and calm down, trusting God to answer in His perfect timing.

Sometimes, however, I try to take the problem back. The questions still worry me, and I must repeat the process — multiple times — until I choose faith over fear.

Elisabeth Elliot phrased it this way:

“I do know that waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.”

 


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