"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Why can't we trust God more?

 You know it is so easy to say that God will take care of everything but even when most of us say it we don't truly believe it.  It is so hard to let go of that control and to know that God does have control, He will provide for us and take care of us when we need it.  Be it financially, medically or any other way..

Why can't we stop wanting something we don't have.  I should be so thankful that I have a wonderful house, one that the roof doesn't leak on, is nice and warm.  Instead I have to keep wanting more closet space, see I should be thankful for all the junk we have, or I want to redo the cabinets in the kitchen but I should be thankful we have a kitchen and food to prepare in that kitchen.  It is so hard for us to not be so greedy to stop wanting what others have and to be happy with what we have.  God does provide for us and we should be thankful for what He has given us!  We should learn to trust God more and know that He will provide for us no matter what happens.

 "Jesus said to them, "Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Life is not measured by how much one owns" Luke 12:15

Prayer  (got from Girlfriends in God )
Father, I can be so greedy! Please forgive me when I live as though You cannot provide my every need. Help me to walk by faith, knowing that You love me fiercely and will take care of me fully. You are my Father, my God ... my Provider! Thank You!
In Jesus' name,
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Karen said...

Amen, praying that prayer with you....

Nicole said...

Thank you so much Karen!!

Karen said...

Great post.. I couldnt agree with you more.. I too struggle with that exact thing..I have a roof over my head, havent missed a meal, and I have my family, and my church family.. God has blessed me so much, and yet like a spoiled child, I whine and complain..
Great post.. great prayer.. thanks for opening my eyes.. like you said,, its easy to say it and want to believe it. .but hard to let go and let God..

Nicole said...

Glad to know I am not the only one Karen! lol Yes it is so hard to let go and let God. I am so glad that He is so patient with us and never does leave us!!! (even when we have bad thoughts) He is a great Father!

Warren Baldwin said...

Thanks for the visit to Family Fountain.

This is a really good post. Lack of gratitude and envy is certainly a killer. James 3:14 & 16 really stand out for me. Your post is a good warning to fellow believers to keep our hearts filled with gratitude and contentment.


Nicole said...

Thanks WB! I have to keep reminding myself that I do not 'need' things it is just that I would like them but definitely do not need them. Only thing that I NEED is God and His love!

Thanks for the verses! Love 'em!


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