Faith, World Changers

3 Reasons You Can Trust That God Actually Does Have Your Back

March 1, 2017 | Posted by Ashley Davis

Don’t have your life planned out? No problem! Sometimes it can be hard to plan for the future as a high school student because there are so many options. Indeed, it can seem overwhelming.

Between school, career decisions, part time jobs and applying for colleges and scholarships, there are a lot of things a high school student has to stress about. Trying to balance the many choices we have to make with a God-pleasing lifestyle can be difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it all out right away.

The most important thing to remember is that God has a plan for each and every one of us. So all the decisions we make will lead us to this purpose if we listen to and trust in God. Sometimes following God’s plan can cause us to give up control or make hard choices.

It can be difficult to give up control when you feel like everything needs to be perfect. But God has a purpose for your life. Trying to take control can cause that purpose to be lost. But keeping in mind that God does have a purpose for you can make trusting him easier.

It becomes hard when we continue to pray for and listen to God for an answer, but we don’t seem to have much luck. There are a couple of things to remember when you find yourself struggling to trust God.

He Has A Plan

The first is that, as previously mentioned, He has a plan, and though it can be hard to understand this plan, ultimately, everything works out for good.

This idea is expressed in Jeremiah 29:11. It says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” This assures us that God has a plan for us–and these plans are for good.

All He Has Done For You

Another key to trusting God is reminding yourself of all that He has done for you. I know it seems hard to trust someone you can’t see, but if you look back on your life it will seem clear that God has intervened.

When I look back on my life I can see that God has used my life experiences as some part of a greater plan. A plan I couldn’t see at that point in time.

For example, a couple of months ago, my closest friend started ignoring me. While that was hard to view as a good thing in the moment it helped me to create a larger friend group by forcing me to branch out more. This helped me to spread God’s love to others.

Be a Good Steward

The final trick to trusting God with His plan is to be a good steward of what He has given you. If you use the talents and resources He has given you responsibly, then you can be assured that they will be used for good.

The key to this is understanding that in order to have a good and trusting relationship with God, you have to be responsible with what He has given you. Otherwise it may not work out as well as you had hoped because you let something get in the way of that trust.

Conclusion

Making decisions for your future can be difficult. But as long as you remember that God has a plan, and you give him control, you can be assured that things will work out in the way God wants them to. You also have to remember that sometimes His answers may not be clear. When that happens make a decision that would be the best use of what God has given you.

I can’t promise that everything will be perfect, but I can assure you that God is watching over you and He will work your choices out for good. By remembering this, you can begin to place more trust in Him, even when it is difficult.

Once that trust is built you can start living out God’s plan for you.

AUTHOR
Ashley Davis
Hi, I’m Ashley. I live in North Carolina and am a sophomore in high school. I play trumpet in Marching, Jazz and Symphonic band, and I also participate in French Club and Band Council. I enjoy reading and writing, and I am excited to learn skills through this internship to become an even better writer.