Keep Trusting God

Sitting on the mountain top, you don’t want to leave. Whether it’s been a week at a youth camp, a writers conference, a vacation with much-needed family time, or a special quiet time with God, we may be hesitant to get back into “real life.” Like in the picture above, we can’t see what’s in the valley. The clouds obstruct our view. We don’t know what struggles we’ll face or what joys we’ll encounter. But there is One who sees all and knows all.

So keep trusting God. Summertime gives us the chance to get away. For most of us. Many enjoy vacations, and others savor the weekends. But then we get home from vacation or the work week begins on Monday, and we don’t really want to get back into the swing of things. So hold onto what you know of God. Rest in His love and goodness, and be energized to follow Him because He is always with you. Stay refreshed in His Word, and let the truths and promises of Scripture renew your hope and strength each day. Trust God for the dreams and desires that mean the most to you, and should you encounter a challenge along the way, depend on God to face it victoriously.

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5 NKJV).

Our hopes and our hearts are always safe with God. Come down from the mountain, holding His hand. Let His love strengthen you, and keep trusting Him.

© Copyright 2015 by Katy Kauffman

 

 

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Comments (18)

  • anon

    Thank you, Katy, for reminding us that we can trust our all-knowing Heavenly Father. The picture you used is perfect. Great post!

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you, Connie! He is a good Father.

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you Katy, for this excellent reminder. I also wrote of mountains and valleys this week, and I loved reading your perspective and encouragement!

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you, Josie! I just read your post. I think being in the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the writers conference impacted a lot of people with new dreams and new connections. Then the valley comes, as you and Al Gansky said. I am praying for you as you walk through your valley. Thank you for following hard after God even with all you suffer with. Love you!
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you for this reminder of the trustworthiness of our God! I love that "our hopes and hearts are always safe with God."

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you for stopping by, Meredith, and for your comment! I am grateful for the trustworthiness of God.
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    I'm all too familiar with that sinking feeling in my stomach, knowing I'm about to get back to real life.  But God is good in real life too, and I think we sometimes forget that.  Thanks for your post!

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Hello, Maria! God is definitely good in the daily routine and challenges of life. Those mountain tops prepare us for the valleys, too. Thanks for stopping by, and commenting! Sorry was the server was down this week, but thanks for trying again.
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    keep on trusting God - cos' it works - God is the ONLY thing we have in this crazy world :D

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    He is our sanity. Thank you for trying to visit the site again, Andrea! God bless you and keep you in this crazy world.
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Hope does not disappoint...thanks, Katy! I need to paste that statement on my desk. Along with:  
    Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Sherry, I love that verse too. That is a HOPE verse as well! Thank you for stopping by and sharing!
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Our hearts and our hopes are always safe with God. Love that thought--and I'm so thankful for the love he lavishes on us, even in our valleys. 
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    I agree, Leigh! Thank you for your comment, and I pray you always find safey in being close to God. Thank you for your recent blog series on forgiveness and sharing things you've learned. 
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Hi Katie ~ I'm getting ready to go "up the mountain" as a chaperone for youth camp this week. I'm grateful to read your message ahead of time because it reminds me to rely on the Lord while I'm there and remember His presence as I return. Thanks, and love to you in Christ!

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Emily, thank you for mentioning going to camp. I prayed for it, and I hope that the kids draw closer to God. And the leaders too. Praying for the "mountain top" and "valley" after. I hope the mountain top is glorious. Please tell us about in the writers group later! God bless you, and love in Christ!
     

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Katy,  What a great visual "come down the mountain holding His Hand"  It drives any fear, doubt or worry away.   Thank you for this.

    Jun 09, 2015
  • anon

    Thank you for visitng the post, Cherrilynn, and sharing your thoughts. I take comfort in knowing God is with us, and that does drive away fear, doubt, and worry. God bless you!
     

    Jun 09, 2015

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