How many times have you ever said, “I just need to trust God.”?

How many times have you ever heard, “You just need to give it to God and trust Him.”?

Jeremiah 29:13 states:

 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Most likely there has been a moment in your life where you have called on God during a time of need or from a heart of gratitude and thanks.

Artist Jonas Park wrote a song entitled “I Am Yours (First Love)” and in an interview he stated, “I was feeling very aware that I was made for Him (God) and so I want to fulfill my purpose for why I exist.”

During moments of trouble or doubt, it is easy to get caught up in this world and want take things “in our own hands” and fulfill what we believe our plans are. In his song, Jonas takes scripture from the book of Matthew and Jeremiah and writes, “I will wait for you as long as it takes / I will wait with you as long as you want.”

“Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, ‘Sit here while I do over there and pray.’ He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.'” Matthew 26:36-38

Jonas says “it is just that response from my heart, ‘Lord I want to be a friend of yours to wait with you as long as you want.'”

So many of us pray and talk to God and think, “I have done the work. I have put in the time. I have been faithful. Why am I not where I want to be? Why is my life still in ruins? I deserve something better – something greater.”  Oh how it is difficult to wait and be still in the presence of God and trust Him.

For me (Logan), I wake up every day and attempt to align myself with what God’s plans are for that day and the week. I would not be truthful if I said this was every single day. Today’s world is full of distractions – full of things that take us away from God. I know I can tell you the things that distract me – what is distracting you today?

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed (loyal) to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

In his song, Jonas references the verse in 2 Chronicles and sings, “You’ve been searching for, how you’ve been yearning for, hearts loyal to your own. So when you search the earth looking for your friends, hear me sing my Lord.”

To be fully committed to God, means waiting patiently while continuing to do the work you have been called to do. Living day to day by faith allows God to work in wonderful ways in our lives. God blessed those who love them. In a recent message, Louie Giglio from Passion City Church stated, “If your prayers are not answered, do not take that as a sign for God’s distance, but rather stay faithful and prepare yourself for something miraculous – something greater. God is going to do something great.”

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:2-8

Listen to the following words, close your eyes and pray that God can use you to fulfill your purpose all for His glory. When we seek God with all of our hearts, we will find Him. May we continue to sit in God’s presence and wait for Him to do such great works in all of us and be completely His. I hope you find this song as uplifting as I do. You can listen to the song by clicking on the video below.

Maybe you have wondered about your purpose and you are looking for direction. Maybe you just have a question about your faith and you simply would like someone to listen. You can always contact me personally by asking a question online, emailing me at logan@newhopecounseling.co or by calling (317) 572-7411.

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