Questions & Answers
Recently, I have been faced with a difficult situation and have been trusting that God is in it for His good purposes. But I am not at peace about it and have been assaulted by fear and doubts. I keep praying for peace, but nothing seems to change. How can I be sure I am truly trusting Him?
Let me encourage you by reminding you of truth I know you know. “The trusting God issue”–Just because you have unwanted feelings when you are trusting God does not mean that you are failing to trust God. Trusting God is just that “trusting God.” It is a spirit, faith thing. Feelings–fear, dread, nervousness are all soul things and have nothing to do with spirit. Trusting God does not mean that our feelings will change when we walk the faith walk nor will we necessarily get the outcome we want. It simply means that we know God is in control and whatever the outcome is it is His perfect love way for us. We could get a lot of folks to believe the truth as we know it if our soul feelings became what we would like when we put our trust (a spirit act) in God. This of course is true in any area of life.
Don’t worry about praying for and getting peace. We can’t obtain peace because PEACE is not a feeling–it is who God is. It is also who we, along with everyone who knows they are joined to Christ at their Spirit center, are. Remember Norman’s revelation when He prayed for love and God showed him the Scripture, “I will share my glory with no other.” Here Norman saw that God would be LOVE in and through him. Peace is knowing (spirit) that everything in our life is God’s perfect, love will for us who trust (doubting nothing) and obey Him. The Bible makes this clear. It also makes it clear that it is not true for the disobedient self-relying ones.
And of course you being Christ-operated it is who you are. You can FEEL nervous and as afraid as a scared cat (all soul). None of that touches who you are at your Spirit center where you and Christ are one SPIRIT. Neither does it have anything to do with the PEACE that you are in Christ.
The good example of fear is Jesus before the Crucifixion. He was obviously afraid and wanted to avoid the cross, but in the end He put His will and wants under the will of the Father. And on He went in spite of His feelings. That truth has been life changing for me. I have learned to move on in faith knowing Christ is the one moving on as me in spite of any negative feelings that come my way. It is spirit that is true. Feelings are a test of our faith. Will we trust God in spite of what we are thinking and/or feeling?