Part 7 | Learning to Trust What is True
John 8:32: Then You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
Have you ever tried to make plans in life only to have them flop?
Even when we have the best intentions, we don’t ultimately know what is best for ourselves. This should be encouraging, that we don’t have to rely on our own will to get us through life. We can save ourselves a lot of heartache by recognizing this one thing sooner. No other person, employer, government, friend, parent, or troll has the nal say in our lives. Not even us. God is the only one who writes your story.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Just because something is true doesn’t mean that we necessarily trust it. At the end of the day it’s still up to us to have hope and believe in and focus on what is outside ourselves.
The Truth is that you have so much to be thankful for. The Truth is that you were given another day to live.
Now it’s time to TRUST. At the end of the day, we’re only human. Our own efforts can only carry us so far. We are awed and indeed his saving. We were never made to carry the weight of this world alone. When we have been given the knowledge of what is true we need to tell ourselves to trust. Trust that he will carry us through the next day. Trust that he has a plan for you.
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal”2 Corinthians 4:17–18:
At the end of the day, depression is a normal feeling. Yep, normal. As humans we experience a wide range of emotions. Depression is just another emotion. It just becomes harmful when it sustains for too long and/or too severe and disables us.
So, we’re going to have bad days. We’re going to have bad weeks. We’re going to face real challenges and struggles. But, friends, the future is bright. Take time to practice gratitude, hold on to what is good, and trust God in the process. You’re in good hands.
God is the only one who writes our story. He has plans for us to prosper.
When do you tend to have the most doubt? Recognize that doubt is normal and refer back to what is true.
Do a quick review of the course, to make sure you didn’t miss anything, especially the actions steps. Find the scriptures that impacted you the most, write them down, and come back to them regularly.
I truly hope that this course has impacted you in some way. If it has, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would absolutely love to hear your story, feedback, suggestions, or ideas, or even just chat. You can also stay in touch with my journey via the podcast. Thank you again for allowing me to be apart of your story. Now go write your own comeback story.