February 12 – ReGen – Trust

Read Ephesians 2:4-5

One of the great disappointments in life is when you believe you can trust someone and then find out that they aren’t trustworthy. This happened to me many years ago and the reminder of that situation still stings. I thought I could trust a particular friend, but then found out they weren’t trustworthy after all.

God, on the other hand, IS trustworthy. We CAN trust Him. And we can trust Him because love is the foundation of trust and God is love. He loved us long before we loved Him. He showed His love for me and for you by sending His Son to die for our sins.

That’s incredible love!

Step #3 of the 12-step Regeneration program is TRUST:

“We decide to trust God with our lives and wills by accepting His grace through Jesus Christ.”

We trust God with our lives and, in doing so, we trust that, no matter what circumstances we face, God is worthy of our trust. Romans 8:28 says:

“God works all things together for good for those who trust Him and are called according to His purpose.”

No matter what struggles and heartache we have faced or are facing, God will ultimately use that for good. Not just for ok, but for good. In the midst of these heartaches, it is often hard to imagine how God could possibly do anything good with it, but I have seen Him do it time and again.

We trust God with our will. Back to Romans 8:28, when we submit our will to Him, we not only trust that God will do good, but, if we act as best we can to be in His will, that’s when we find the good that God is in the process of doing. Submitting to His will is, at times, incredibly hard. We all want WHAT we want, WHEN we want it and HOW we want it.

Letting go of how I would do things “if I was in charge of the world”, and trusting that God’s plan is always going to be better than mine, I can know with certainty that, as much as I want to hold onto my ways, they will always fall short.

His ways are best.

Have you decided to trust God by accepting His grace through Jesus Christ? Are you trusting Him with your life and your will? These are the best choices you’ll ever make!

Sharon Karhan – ReGen Leader

ReGeneration is a ministry for people battling the storms of life. From emotional struggles to substance abuse, ReGen is a ministry for those who want to experience healing, recovery, community and accountability in the midst of their storms. Currently, ReGen meets on Tuesday nights (7p) at Grace Church in Wooster. We would LOVE to host you! Text “regen” to 3302649459 if you want more information or want to attend!

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