Recently I wrote a piece entitled The T word and sometime after I came across this book. Trusting God is one of the hardest things for believers because none of us want to give up full control of our lives. When I looked at the cover of the book and noticed that she describes the book as “Find the Joy of Trusting God at All Times, in All Things” I was intrigued. It is not just trusting God but doing it with Joy. Allow me to walk you through the things that stood out most for me. (PS:I could just quote the whole book because it is that good💯)
I wouldn’t have guessed that a simple gesture like trusting would make my life easier. As described in the first chapter “Trust enqbles us to live without weights, burdens or cares.” This simply means that when you put your trust in God you are casting your cares to Him and as the Bible says if we cast our cares to Him He will take care of it. All I keep thinking since I read this book is how great life is when I trust God. I think this right here is the cure of depression because if I lay everything to God I don’t have to worry anymore.
Then Joyce goes ahead and quotes words I always say “You can’t trust anybody these days.” For some reason I was expecting her to give me a tap in the back and say “My child you are indeed very correct” but lo and behold I was so far from being right😏. She has explained in detail how just because you cannot trust everyone doesn’t mean you can’t trust anyone. It is amazing how she has even described how to trust according to the scriptures ( Trust me *pun intended*😉 by now I’m a changed person and this is just chapter 3)
Trusting is not a passive exercise. Sorry guys but just like every gift it is very active. You don’t just trust and sit back, you work on it and for it. “Trusting God means that we cast our care on Him and refuse toworry or be anxious about anything, but it does not mean that we cast our responsibility away” says Joyce. Ain’t it a great thing that we just have to work without wasting our time and energy worrying about the what ifs of life? (By now you should be a new creature🤔 after that lesson).
Lastly I will share my best part because I’m tempted to keep talking about this book all day. She has two chapters entitled In God’s Waiting Room. These chapters have impacted my life greatly because they tackle the aspect of patience in trust. It gets harder to trust when you have to wait on God but in those times you should trust Him even more. I being one of the people who try to ‘help’ God in helping me have found this lessonto be pricessless. She even says thst God has forever to work things out. He is not limited by our deadlined and timelined but He will always show up in His appointed time. The beauty of it is that God will never be late, He will always show up on time to rescue you. Getting your mind to trust God will take you a long way. Thinking moulds our attitudes which in turn moulds our reactions. If you aspire to think positively even through the gruesome waiting period you will come out the other side encouraged and victorious. Wait with hope and obedience!!!
Okay this book just put me into a knowledge coma. You cannot miss to read this life changing book because after all when did it hurt to get better🤔.