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Today was one of those days when I thought to myself, “I am such an idiot!” I know, I know. You shouldn’t talk to yourself in a way that you wouldn’t want someone else to talk to you or you wouldn’t talk to someone else.
But wow, God is much better at orchestrating my life than I am. There’s so much to do that I don’t have time to do and somehow, the Lord makes it all work better than I ever could. Whether ministry or parenting or a task from other life roles, when I pause and look at my mistakes or lack of knowledge, I get flustered. Maybe I’m not the only one?
As we’ve been walking through the Trusting God in the Dark Bible reading plan, God has been teaching me so much about trusting him more and not getting frustrated with my limitations.
One of the most poignant realizations for me during this monthly Bible reading challenge has been that I tend to pick and choose what I will trust God with. That issue often deters my complete trust in the Lord with ALL my heart. Some of the things I hold the dearest are the things I find difficult to trust God with. Isn’t that interesting? As if I have the power and ability to care for them more than God does? As if I could possibly love my husband and children more than God does?
Praying to God to Trust Him with Everything
There are few things more difficult in life than letting go and trusting God with everything. It’s easy to say that we have faith and trust in His plan, but surrendering control and letting go of our own desires and expectations is a whole different story. It requires a level of vulnerability and surrender that can be scary and uncomfortable. However, the rewards of trusting God with everything are immeasurable. When we allow Him to take control, He can work in ways that we can’t even imagine and bring about blessings and outcomes that far surpass our plans.
So how do we go about praying to God to trust Him with everything? It’s not a one-time prayer or a magic formula that we can recite and then be done with it. Trusting God with everything is a daily practice and a journey that we undertake each and every day. Here are a few things to consider as you pray and seek to trust God with every aspect of your life.
- Acknowledge that God is in control.
One of the first steps to trusting God with everything is recognizing that He is in control and that His plans are always good. This can be easier said than done, especially when we’re going through a difficult time or when things aren’t going the way we had hoped. It’s natural to want to take matters into our own hands and try to fix things ourselves, but this is ultimately a fruitless endeavor. Only God has the power to change circumstances, remove obstacles and bring about His perfect will.
As you pray, remind yourself that God is sovereign and that He knows what’s best for you. Surrender your plans and your desire for control to Him, and ask for His guidance and direction. Trust that He has a purpose and a plan for your life and that everything that happens—even the hard things—is ultimately for your good and His glory.
- Reflect on God’s faithfulness in the past.
Another way to build your trust in God is to reflect on His faithfulness in the past. Think about all the times that He has come through for you, provided for you, and protected you. Remember the blessings and the answered prayers that you’ve experienced, and let those memories strengthen your faith. Praise him for keeping his promises; review the scriptures and remember how they have been revealed in your own life.
As you pray, thank God for His past faithfulness and ask Him to continue to be present and active in your life. Ask Him to help you see His hand at work, even when things are difficult or uncertain. And remind yourself that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever—His love and His faithfulness never change.
- Surrender your worries and fears to God.
It’s natural to have worries and fears, especially in times of uncertainty or change. But when we allow those worries and fears to consume us, it can be challenging to trust in God and His plans. That’s why it’s so important to surrender those worries and fears to Him in prayer. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can relinquish our cares to him. He is our present help in our weakness. Our perspective must shift from our own understanding of our own problems to His great knowledge of all things.
As you pray, bring your concerns before God and ask for His peace and presence. Trust that He is bigger than any fear or worry and can handle anything that comes your way. Let go of the need to control the outcome or to have all the answers, and rest in the knowledge that God is in control. His mercy reigns.
- Seek godly counsel and guidance.
Trusting God with everything doesn’t mean that we have to go through life alone. In fact, one of the ways that God often speaks to us and guides us is through other believers. That’s why it’s so important to seek out godly counsel and guidance as we navigate life and seek to trust in God.
So I’ve found myself praying more and asking the Lord to help me learn how to trust him better. God has always answered my prayer of learning to trust him more. Today I’m sharing a prayer to trust God with everything. I don’t want to try to hold on to anything that might slow the Lord’s work in my life and the lives of others. Pray with me?
A Prayer For Trusting God with Everything
What an incredible God you are!
When I look at the beauty of your creation,
I’m in awe of your mighty and majestic ways.
When I see the work of your hand,
I’m overwhelmed by your love for me.
Lord, I believe that you saved my soul;
Help me trust that you have made me whole.
Lord, I believe that you hear my prayers;
Help me trust that your answer is best.
Lord, I trust that you created the mountains;
Help me trust that you can move them.
Please forgive my failures and
Increase my ability to give you everything.
Thank you, Jesus.
In Jesus Name,
May we continue to journey together to a new level of complete trust in God.
By his grace,
If you enjoyed this prayer for trusting God with everything, then you’ll love Rachel’s 31 Days of Prayers for the Heart Prayer Card Resource to pray and display or the Trusting God in the Dark Bible reading plan.
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