For those of us who are Baby Boomers and older, we are very familiar with the adage, “In God we Trust,” found on all American currency. For individuals who are younger, examine your money, and you will be surprised to find that even coins contain this phrase. Often, when we use a phrase over and over again, the words become meaningless. When I am asked “how are you,” I realize it is just a polite question. I mechanically reply that “I am doing well.”
The majority of us have also forgotten the true meaning of trusting in God. We readily exclaim to others how good God is all of the time; but, behind closed doors we experience grievous worries and anxieties. Our faces are contorted from the belief that we are all alone in this world. If we really trust God, then why are we always downtrodden or in a valley of indecision? Eventually, total chaos replaces the peace that comes from believing and trusting in God.
The good news is: There is a quick fix for restoring your faith. Acknowledge through prayer that you doubt God, and that you want desperately to believe and trust in Him again. Your prayers may be answered through tests and trials; however, the journey provides the spiritual growth that is required to mature your faith in God.
“Do not worry about tomorrow.” Matthew 6:34
Dear God, I have lost my faith. Please help me to trust you always and in every situation. Amen
Sonya Johnson Ruiz