Growing Pains Out of my distress

I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. Psalm 118:5

I recently wrote about someone who had threatened to make my life miserable. I prayed to the Lord for help and I felt Him answer that He would fight for me. I believed that He would, but as time passed, I became afraid and started to doubt. True faith includes belief in God’s ability to provide. This is particularly hard for me because I like to feel in control. While I believe that the Lord is in control, I struggle because I feel better when it depends on me. But when all I can do is wait and pray, trusting that the Lord will do it all in His perfect timing, it’s hard to not panic a little bit. This is what the growing pains of faith feel like. Waiting and trusting teaches us to rely more on the Lord and less on ourselves. The Lord answered my prayers and delivered me from that horrible situation. Looking back, I can see that I was not in control of any of it. The Lord fought for me, the Lord delivered me, and the Lord was in control the whole time

Lord, I acknowledge that while sometimes I may feel in control, I am never really in control of anything. You are the maker of heaven and earth, You see the past, present, and future, and You work all things together for good. I trust You and I wait on You. Thank You for loving me and fighting for me. Amen!

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