There is a song that I often listen to when I am concerned about something that is going on in my life. It is called “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle. This song reminds me that God is always with us through everything we experience in life. Even when we cry out to Him to change the difficult situations we all face in life and He doesn’t, we still have to trust Him. We have to know that He has a plan and that He will never leave us. My favorite lines of the song are, “When you don’t move the mountains I’m needing you to move, when you don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through, when you don’t give the answers as I cry out to you, I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you.”
I said all of that to say that even when we pray for something and it doesn’t happen, that does not mean that God is not listening. It does not even mean that He did not answer our prayers. It means that He chose to answer them in a different way than we thought He would. He always knows what is best. Many times we do not understand His ways, and it is easy for us to become angry with God and to question His wisdom, but often when we are able to look back, we will see that He truly did do what was best for us.
However, there are times when we cannot see that what He did was best for us, and that is when trust comes into play. We have to trust that He does know what is best. God never leads us to a place and then says, “Figure it out yourself.” God never says, “You made this mess. Now do something about it.” He is always there for us, and He is constantly working on our behalf to give us the best life we can possibly have. He knows that we will learn something very valuable from the trials that come our way. He knows that we grow in the valleys, and He knows that these trials can draw us closer to Him.
So the next time you are walking through the valley and you cry out to God to move the mountain or part the waters and He doesn’t, do not lose hope. Do not become angry. Do not lose faith. Simply trust Him. He will never leave you or forsake you, and He will always lead you safely out of the valley. When you emerge you will be a stronger, more faith-centered person with a better understanding of God’s plans for your life. When we truly put our trust in God in ALL situations, we will have peace even in the darkest storm or in the deepest valley and PEACE MATTERS!