πŸ’ͺ🏽 The Courage To Trust πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

The courage to trust

These words were inspired in my thoughts while I was reflecting and praying about someone, on a particular night.

And based on all that had happened before now, I could see reasons why the concerned person decided to give up hope on the situation. But while I was reflecting on it, these words dropped in my mind – the courage to trust.

I know some of us may have been at some stage in our life that we felt we were at a dead end. We had hoped, prayed, fasted, trusted and it felt like there is nothing more to do. We feel all out of place and just want to give in to chance.

When the Hope you have fizzle out

We have been hanging on that thin thread of Hope for so long, we have lost our grip on it. Because we became tired.

Sighs. I’d say I understand a bit of this. Definitely not to the extent at which you do because situations differ. But then the feelings may be similar.

While I was still reflecting on these words, I kept thinking of examples in the Bible, who could have justified themselves for losing sight of Hope and Faith in their situations.

As much as Job would have come to mind for most. In fact it did. But one of David’s situation got me to eventually write on these words.

David was a man who loved God. Yes! Even God called him a man after His heart yeah. One would think, everything about David would have been preserved or nothing evil would even come near him.

But then, what happened? He and his men went to war and they got back to their camp only to find it ablaze. That means everything seemed lost. Everything dear to them at the time – their wives, children and possessions were all taken away.

β€œWhen David and his men came to the town, it was burned, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they were too exhausted to weep [any longer].”

1 Samuel 30:3-4 AMP

And to cap it up, his men blamed him in it too. As if he too wasn’t affected by the situation. 😌

β€œFurther, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God.”

1 Samuel 30:6 AMP

I know someone reading this verses is feeling the same way. And you are thinking – β€œWhy don’t they understand that I am also going through this as well?” or β€œOh God, when will these losses end?” etc.

In the odds I still choose to trust God

But just as David did – He encouraged himself in the Lord. And this restored him and his men.

It was only David, amongst him and his men, that remembered the help of God even when it felt all was lost. And his Hope and faith in God brought about the restoration for others as well.

β€œDavid inquired of the Lord, saying, β€œShall I pursue this band [of raiders]? Will I overtake them?” And He answered him, β€œPursue, for you will certainly overtake them, and you will certainly rescue [the captives].” So David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and rescued his two wives. Nothing of theirs was missing whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken; David recovered it all.”

1 Samuel 30:8, 18-19 AMP

I know it’s not an easy situation for you to still choose to trust God. Especially when you are filled with so many losses or rejections. And you are losing sight of anything positive happening around you, because it feels like that hasn’t happened in a while.

But then, there is still Hope. If only you will choose to trust God. He can give you the courage to trust Him again.

Your little faith is able to light up your dark path

And who knows, that decision to choose courage and trust Him again, might be the needed faith you need to cast that mountain into the sea.

β€œI assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, β€˜Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will].”

Mark 11:23 AMP

And,

β€œAnd the Lord said, β€œIf you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, β€˜Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

Luke 17:6 ESV

Remember that your situation isn’t a lost case and God can still turn it around for good. Just as He did for David and his men.

Today, choose courage to trust God again. Selah!

Wishing you a great new week. πŸ€—

Happy Valentine’s Day. πŸ€—

You are loved by Love – God. ❀️

🀍#HCCounsels#🀍

42 Comments Add yours

  1. vgeorg says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Faithful post Mercy! πŸ’–

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you sir. 😊
      And for your kind words too.
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ»

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    We always have hope because Jesus lives on his throne forever. πŸ™‚
    Beautiful picture of you little sister πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, big bro. And that’s the assurance we have. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Smiles. Thank you big bro. 😊😊
      Trust your day has been good.
      Blessings. πŸ™πŸ»

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  3. Manu says:

    Beautiful words Mercy. We have hope because of Jesus and may we always choose to trust in Him.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, ma’am. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Yes!! Amen! It’s important never to lose sight of His presence with us. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Wishing you a blessed day. ❀️
      My greetings to the family.

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  4. We have hope because no one else other than Jesus can provide.
    Happy Valentine’s Day

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    1. Yes!! And I’m always grateful for this hope we have in Him. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thank you, sis. ❀️
      My greetings to the family. πŸ€—

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  5. Manu says:

    Just wanted to say Mercy, that I sent your words to a friend who needed to hear this and she was greatly encouraged. Thank you πŸ™πŸ½

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    1. Aww. I’m really glad to know this. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™‚
      Thanks to our Abba for His timely words to us. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      My greetings to her and hugs too.
      Thank you so much for sharing this with her, ma’am. ❀️

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  6. You said it right, my friend. Trust God, His faithfulness and His goodness

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, ma’am. 😊
      Yes. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Trust the day has been good. πŸ™‚
      Blessings to you and the family. ❀️

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  7. Dawn says:

    We must keep trusting God, even when we do not understand. Thanks for the encouragement. πŸ’•

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    1. Yes sis. And May we always live in the consciousness that we can always trust Him and His ways. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸ»
      Glad to share this, big sis. ❀️

      P.S:
      How has your program been?
      My greetings to your daughter too.

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      1. Dawn says:

        The program is good, 3 more classes to go. PTL! Thanks for asking. I will pass the greetings along to her. She’s doing well. Have a blessed rest of your week lil sis πŸ’•

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        1. That’s a good one. It shall all end in success sis. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸ»

          You are welcome. πŸ€—

          That will be great. Good! πŸ™‚

          I will and you too. ❀️

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  8. Never give up. God is ever faithful. Thanks for the encouragement. Blessings and love.

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    1. Yes bro. Especially when God hasn’t given up on us – which He won’t. πŸ’―
      You are welcome. πŸ€—πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thank you. 😊
      Blessings to you as well. πŸ€—

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  9. K.L. Hale says:

    Amen, amen, amen! So beautiful my friend! I found true love when I became exclusively God’s!

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for your comments and kind words, ma’am. ❀️
      I love this. 😊
      In Him, we enjoy an unending love. πŸ’―
      Wishing you an amazing day ahead. πŸ€—

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      1. K.L. Hale says:

        Smiles and hugs right back to you, sweetheart! I wish you nothing but peace and joy! πŸ’›β€πŸ™πŸ€—

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  10. Truly, trusting God becomes a challenge during those hopeless movement. However, it is at those moment that we ought to trust Him the most. Because even when we don’t see it or feel it, God is still working.

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    1. Yes sis. πŸ₯Ί
      True! In such moments, our inner strength is built too.
      Yes!! This part gives me so much comfort. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Trust you are good sis. πŸ™‚

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  11. Hyginus says:

    We will always have hope and trust in God, trusting God in everything will make our life better and fruitful.

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    1. Yes, Hyginus. πŸ’―
      And we are assured that when we trust Him, He won’t fail us. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thank you for your comments, bro. πŸ€—

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  12. EZEKI says:

    These words are timely, I felt like this at the end of 2021 then God gave me these same words at the beginning of the year. This post is reassuring..God bless you

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    1. I’m really glad to know this. Thank you Jesus. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      God knows how to keep our mind filled with His Hope. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      He is intentional in His ways. πŸ’―
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Thank you for sharing this, bro.
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  13. Israel says:

    Thanks so much for this

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are welcome bro. πŸ€—
      Thanks to our Abba. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™‚
      Blessings. πŸ™πŸ»

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  14. I like that phrase–the courage to trust. 😊 I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day and wish you a wonderful week as well!

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    1. Smiles. Nice! πŸ™‚
      Yes I did. It was an indoors day but it was good.
      How about yours?
      Thank you. Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Wishing you the same πŸ€—

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  15. Amen. Lord, give me faith to trust in you at all times even and especially when odds are against me.

    Thank you for this encouragement today, sister. πŸ™

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    1. Amen. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      You are welcome sis. Glad to share. And thank the Lord for His word of hope to our hearts. β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      Blessings to you and family.
      Happy Friday. πŸ€—

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      1. Blessings to you too. πŸ₯°

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  16. dawnfanshawe says:

    Thank you! I love this post and encouragement.

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    1. You are welcome, ma’am. πŸ€—
      I’m glad to know this. β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      Blessings to you and the family.
      Happy Friday. πŸ€—

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  17. Wise Hearted says:

    I love that God left all the dirty laundry of people when He inspired men to write it. Had He now we would be striving for a perfection we would never attain. Trusting comes easier when we realize we are not perfect and never will be but He is and Jesus is who I chose to trust. Not man or beast or creation or myself for sure, I place my trust as best I can in Him who is perfectly loving on me daily. Good post.

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    1. Hmm. True!
      We can better trust knowing He is always there for and with us. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      I love this. 😊
      In you oh Lord we put our trust. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thank you for your kind words and comments, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you and the family. ❀️

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  18. Today I choose to trust in God through it all.

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    1. I love that. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Do enjoy the rest of your week. πŸ€—

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