Galatians 6:9

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9).

It’s easy to trust God when things are going according to our plan for ourselves, but when the plan begins to deviate and we feel like we’re underwater, we begin to sink. We put up a shield so that we don’t get hurt, but we are only casting out God and hurting ourselves. Proverbs 3:5 which tells us to “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding” is a great reminder to let go of self, the thoughts in our head that allow us to believe our plan is greater than God’s, because these are the thoughts that sabotage us and will only lead us astray. We should trust God, even when we don’t understand His greater purpose for our lives.

Scripture can encourage us when we feel completely overwhelmed. Who better to trust in than God. Psalm 56:8 tells us that God not only see our tears, He collects them. This means he cares about your worry, your anxiety, your fears, your pain more than you can comprehend. You just have to trust that God will hold your hand through every circumstance.