Trust has been the theme of my life lately.

Does anyone else feel like when God teaches you something it is surrounding you everywhere you go? Maybe it’s just because I’m more aware and seeking for His hand that I notice. But my trust—in God and others—has been challenged or strengthened or hurt more in the past 3 months tremendously.

Websters says that trust is: “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.”

A couple of weeks ago, I remember driving home literally crying and also crying out to God, “How can I ever trust (this person) again?” And in that moment the Lord spoke so clearly to me (don’t you love when you hear Him?!). He said: "YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRUST HIM… YOU JUST HAVE TO TRUST ME.” It was so powerful.

Then just after that, my CD player (which was on random shuffle) played the new Chris Tomlin song, “God of this City.” They lyrics were confirmation of what He had just said,

You're the God of this City
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You are.

You're the Light in this darkness
You're the Hope to the hopeless
You're the Peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater thing have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City

It was such a powerful moment. I went home and immediately fell on my knees in sweet surrender. Then opened up my faithful concordance and (new ESV Study) Bible and dug into TRUTH. What I found was so full of hope!

I wish I had my journal with me now to share with you all I found. But if you are in a similar place, I encourage you to find a good concordance and do the same study. It was so good!