5 Practical ways to start trusting God

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  • Reply Aditi Singh January 23, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Interesting to read a post about another religiion from a different perspective. Thank you for sharing. INteresting how you wrote about crying. I remember in college one of my muslim friends had told me that while praying if you want something so much that you cry, that prayer is surely heart.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 3:23 PM

      Aditi, I’m so glad you stopped by. Yes, crying for me is how I get all those frustrated, scared, and angry emotions out of the way so I can come to God with my true heart (and not so much with those initial feelings). For me, it just works!

  • Reply Patricia January 23, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    This is great! I especially love that you pointed out the fact that trusting Christ doesn’t mean that we can’t be emotional or have fears and other things we need to overcome. Which we can absolutely do with Him!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 5:07 PM

      Patricia, I’m so glad you can appreciate that. You know, God knows everything about us, so there’s no need in hiding how we feel. A good relationship involves being honest. I think if we get caught up in pretending, then we’re going in the wrong direction of a trusting relationship. If we can’t be open with God, then who can we be open with? I love that you left your thoughts here, thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Nicole Kauffman January 23, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Facing our fears…one of the hardest things, and yet this is what led me to overcoming that hurdle of my lack of trust in God. Thank you for sharing these truths!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM

      They can be so scary, but also I feel that if you don’t face them with God, you’ll never know His capability (like any parent) in taking care of you. It’s such an important step in relationship building. I’m so happy to hear that you’ve stepped into that!

  • Reply Nicole Roberts January 23, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Thank you for the reminder to always face your fears with conviction and grace. Thank you!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 5:11 PM

      Absolutely my pleasure, I’m always looking to share what I’ve learned in hopes that others can relate. Thanks for stopping by Nicole.

  • Reply jehava January 23, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    This is so great! Something I am focusing more on lately is reading more of God’s word. It’s something we need so badly to get through all the stuff thrown at us every day.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 5:14 PM

      Jehava (Hey Girl!), yup I’m coming to realize how important it is to get that word tucked into your heart for those days when you feel too weak to even open the bible. Cause let’s face it, sometimes the enemy has us THAT weak from the battle. The Holy Spirit has a way of bringing up those promises to take us through.

  • Reply Sarah Althouse January 23, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Great tips not only for new Christians but all of us! And yes- so much power in his Words 🙂 🙂

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 5:17 PM

      Thanks Sarah! Yes His word (as He says) will never return void. I’m realizing that means that although you may study it, & feel like it doesn’t fit the current season of your life, His word will be stored in your heart and be brought back to you when you need it.

  • Reply Joy DeKok January 23, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Great tips for us oldies in Christ too! Thank you!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM

      Joy, absolutely! I hope these words will be something I (and others) can look back on as a constant reminder, for days when we may be really struggling.

  • Reply Bria | Tendril Wild Blog January 23, 2017 at 7:36 PM

    This is a wonderful post, Jen, and so helpful! 🙂
    I like the idea of treating it like a staring contest and refusing to look back. Usually, it’s so hard to stop worrying about a problem, even if you’ve handed it over to God (at least for me it is). I blame it on being a perfectionist, haha.
    And yes, when you’re fearful of something, it is best to just face it, get it over with, and then “let go and let God”.

    TendrilWild.com

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM

      Oh, thanks Bria! Yes, I find myself saying “Nope, not gonna do it” alot when those anxieties ty to creep back in. I cannot keep pickup up what I’ve laid down, that’s not showing trust and faith. I truly thank you for stopping by and reading, Bria.

  • Reply Christelle January 23, 2017 at 11:12 PM

    I love your gentle heart on this!. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 24, 2017 at 12:03 AM

      Sharing what I’m learning is truly my pleasure! And thank you for taking time with me today, Christelle.

  • Reply Brittany Comeaux January 24, 2017 at 2:24 AM

    These are wonderful and beautiful tips and things that I think would benefit christians at any level of growth. The Bible study for your season is such a wonderful tip. Joining a young mom’s study when I had my first kid was probably one of the most transformative tools in my walk with God!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 24, 2017 at 2:51 PM

      Brittany, I think we can sometimes get overwhelmed by the amount of studies and groups there are out there. But if you pick one and dive in, you’ll find yourself surrounded by love and learning new and wonderful things. I love that as a new mom you could find something to fit you, and that there are groups that cater to specific seasons! Thanks for sharing a positive about a group you found-I hope this encourages others who stop by a read!

  • Reply Kristin Cook January 24, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    This is so great! I particularly love your point about the staring contest! That is so true and something that I really need to work on!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 24, 2017 at 11:52 PM

      HA! Yes, and it’s a contest we can each win! We just have to set our eyes on the road ahead. Thanks for spending time here today, Kristin.

  • Reply Reno January 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    I find that even when I don’t have anything to say, just saying thank you God keeps me in the mindset of looking ahead. It’s my way of thanking him for what he has done and what he will do in the future. I feel like that always helps in building my relationship with God.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com January 30, 2017 at 7:45 PM

      That makes sense to me. It’s continuously putting and keeping yourself in a positive place. It’s acknowledging that God is in control of everything, and that you’re aware His plans are to prosper you, and not to harm you-no matter what a situation may look like.

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