How to Nurture Complete Trust in the Lord

I read something recently about the oldest woman on earth. Mostly the article talked about how she’s eaten eggs every day for over ninety years, but tucked in at the end was a sentence about this old woman’s resilience.

The article praised her for not needing anyone, for living independently, for bouncing back quickly after a divorce.

I like the word resilient. And years ago, I would have chimed in mighty fast with a proud, “I’m resilient too.”

There is resilience and there is reliance. There is independence and there is surrender. Let's be women who rely on the Lord & surrender to His purposes! How do we do this? We learn to trust deeply in God. We learn to submit ourselves to His power and plan. We do it by digging in His Word. {Grab a FREE Bible study all about trusting God here!}

So, as I sat with my hot cup of tea and skimmed the words that praised this woman for her resilience and independence, I wondered why I no longer wanted to claim my own resilience.

I settled on the hard truth that during those years of claiming resilience, I was anything but reliant on God. I desperately wanted to trust Him, but my life spoke a different message.

There is resilience and there is reliance. There is independence and there is surrender. What are we choosing as the foundation our lives?

Walk with me to Kaylene Yoder’s blog. This woman is a fierce lover of Jesus and a beautiful example of someone who trusts God completely. Her book changed my prayer life – and that’s no lie, y’all. She is dear and she is kind. Show her some love today!

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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8

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There is a difference between resilience and reliance. I, for one, am choosing to be reliant on the Lord and His power! How do we do that? We learn to trust Him deeply. Grab the FREE 6-day Bible study about trusting God deeply here!

6 thoughts on “How to Nurture Complete Trust in the Lord

  1. Such a great post! I love that verse too. Am I relying on myself or on God? Thank you for making me think about this today. May we find our confidence in Him and learn to fully trust Him and surrender. Love you, my friend!

    1. I have to continually come back to this, Valerie. It’s a constant battle to lean into Jesus & rely on Him, versus trying to be resilient in and of my own strength. Thanks for commenting. Sure do love you!

  2. Alison, thank you for finding me in my email! You have saved me and started my new journey towards relying on God in a very rough time in my life. I now read daily because of your words. Again, thank you! I would hug you, and adopt you as my sister, if I could!

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