How To Trust God When Life Feels Impossible

    Let go and let God.

    How many times have you heard those words? I remember the first time I heard them as a middle schooler, overwhelmed and upset at my then-boyfriend flirting with another girl in the hallway. I remember finding peace in that phrase.

    But as I heard it again and again, moment after moment (and as the pain I endured became a far greater burden than the silly mishaps of the middle school hallways), I realized how truly hard it is to trust God in the difficult moments.

    Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes we pray, but it doesn’t always feel like He’s listening. Sometimes we try to fight through on our own, but it feels like we’re all alone. But true faith is about trusting God when life feels impossible. Because He is there. Always.

    Close your eyes and re-center yourself in the present moment.

    Sometimes we get caught up in our to-do lists, our next steps, our next plans. We forget that, although things may be spinning around us right now, we don’t have to stress over what we don’t know or over what hasn’t happened yet.

    You can trust God when life feels impossible—start by remembering where you are physically, and that there is no place on this earth He can’t reach.

    Channel your fear into an actionable moment.

    When life is overwhelming, it’s so easy to forget what you’re supposed to do, or even who you are. To ground yourself in His truth, ask for His guidance in taking your next step.

    It may not feel like much at first, but you have to start somewhere. Getting the courage to move will help to guide you forward. His grace will do the rest.

    Remember who He is.

    We serve an all-powerful Father. We serve a God who loves us unconditionally. But how do we trust God when life feels impossible? We remind ourselves who He is.

    There is nothing He doesn’t see or can’t fix. There is nowhere His hands haven’t touched. And no matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone.

    Remember who He made you to be.

    Please remember that your problems, although heavy and valid, do not define you. God has created you with intention, purpose, and care. He wouldn’t bring you to something just to abandon you. He wouldn’t make you go through something without His hand to hold.

    Maybe it feels like He’s abandoned you—but that’s not the truth. Trust in who He’s made you to be. You are far stronger and more resilient thank you feel. You’ll overcome this.

    Marisa Donnelly
    Marisa Donnelly
    Marisa Donnelly is a writer/editor, writing coach, founder of Be A Light Collective and author of the poetry collection, Somewhere On A Highway. She's passionate about helping people find their professional and creative voices and share their authentic stories. Originally from suburban Chicago, she now resides in sunny San Diego, California.

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