Trust the process

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

When I hear the words “Trust the process,” I think about what God said to me. Trusting the process is not an easy thing to do especially when there are bumps in the road. Let us go to the Book of Exodus when Moses appears on the scene and lets the children of Israel know that God is going to free them. When they heard that God had not forgotten them, they begin to worship him. They had to go through a process to be freed. It was not always a pleasant one because they had to come up against Pharoah. God had warned Moses that Pharoah was not going to make this easy task for them, but God said He would smite Egypt with a mighty hand with all his wonders and Pharoah will let them go.

God show his wonders to the Egypt with a mighty hand and the last wonder was the death of Egypt’s firstborn. Pharoah’s firstborn died and he had no other choice but to free them. You would had thought that was the end with Pharoah, but his heart was hardened and he followed hard after the children of Israel.  When they saw Pharoah and his armies were after them, their hearts became faint and they started complaining to Moses about dying in the wilderness. Moses had to tell the people to stop be afraid and see the deliverance of the Lord. Isn’t that like us? God begin to show his hand to us of his blessings that he has in stored for us and when trouble comes we start looking back from where we started. We start complaining and thinking that maybe it was better where we was before starting this journey.

Change can be difficult to maneuver and it can be scary because you don’t know what to expect. Fear will cloud your vision and make you feel that you’re going to fail. God will show you the ending, but you don’t see the road you have to maneuver through to get there. Then He says, “Trust the process.”

Process means a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. (Oxford Living Dictionaries)

For children of Israel to get where they needed to go, there was a process that they had to go through. For them to get to the Promise Land should had taken two weeks to travel there, but because of their attitude, it took them forty long years.

We have to trust God even though it may be uncomfortable or it might even be painful. What is trusting God? Having the assurance of knowing that God is in control and he knows what is best for us.

“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.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

 

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