If you are anything like me, then maybe you can relate. When I turn the key to my car ignition I expect the motor to start. When I turn the handle on the faucet, I expect the water to come out. As I switch the light, I expect electricity. There are many other tangible scenarios I could discuss, yet the one I want to expand further on is the trust I have gained in a higher power.

During my days of living life as an Agnostic, I would pray foxhole prayers; “God if you will do this for me, then I will really know that there is a God.” But, when my prayers were not answered, these were reasons for me to believe that there was possibly no God.

As a result, I became grandiose and had a belief in nothing other than myself. I became further isolated, was argumentative with others who did not believe as I did, and eventually had to hit a bottom that brought me to my knees.

For instance, my way of living was not working any longer; I could no longer pretend that I was in control of my life. The obvious was, “my life had become unmanageable.”

While I wanted to trust my intuition and to refuse help, God did for me what I could not do for myself. I stumbled upon Proverbs 3:5, that informs me to trust in the Lord with all my heart and do not lean on my own understanding.

I have come to accept that when I am faced with obstacles in my life, I can trust that God knows what is best for me. Sure, I have to do the foot work, but the outcomes are not my concern. God is my strength, my shield, my help, in the present time of trouble, and I will put my trust in the Lord. If you are anything like me, then maybe you can relate.