Trusting in God’s power to get me through, not by my effort alone.

We may feel like the little blue engine that chugs up a steep hill, but remember we are not steam-powered. We are Spirit-powered.

We can trust God to help us. He does not leave us to fend for ourselves.


Have you ever been called to do something specific but found it hard to trust God completely in your situation?

Have you ever felt change was on its way but you weren’t sure of all the details and felt tempted to try and formulate a plan “just in case?”

There’s a time for rest and waiting and then there’s a time for action.  Sometimes we may feel like we can’t tell the difference, leaving us unsure and wishy-washy in our thinking.

Choosing to dwell on what we do not know will leave us depleted.  Where we dwell will become our well. –Tweet this


This drainage runs out and seeps onto those around us if we are not careful, and I want to encourage you today if you are in this place, that seeking God will not be in vain, but not seeking Him may cost you a hefty price. He wants to guide you. It is not a burden to Him!

What kind of well do you drink from, sweet friend?

We can ask our Father to help us have His wisdom and guidance in our lives.  After we go to Him in prayer, believing He really will help us, we need to be clear-headed and sure His answer is on the way so that we can be looking for it.

“I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.” Psalm 17:6 NLT, David prayed full of faith, expectantly.

His answer may not be how we envisioned it. It may be easier or harder than we thought.

One thing I have learned so far is to not box God in with my ideas, but to present them to Him.

We are in this place right now where God shut the door to us putting our kids in public school right now after we prayed for His wisdom.  It seemed like the logical thing to do since my daughter was having a hard time, but not long after the prayers went up in direct manner of expecting to be rescued from this hardship in our home, He answered.

His answer was not the immediate fix that sounded so “right” to us.


The answer was more like, “Hang in there, I am with you.  You keep loving your kid and being as patient as you can with my help, and I will take care of the outcome.

Not only did I feel peace in my heart about this, but He confirmed it in other ways.

My husband’s car which is being worked on still isn’t fixed so we are still down to one car. We also had an outbreak of ringworm in our house shortly before we prayed about this and wanted to make sure everyone was better 100% first.

Those rescue kittens who passed it to us never did apologize by the way.  It’s okay though!

But do you see how a lack of peace in trying to force a situation to happen prematurely can wreak havoc inside of one’s heart?  I know me.  If we would have tried to go ahead with switching from home school to public school in that season, I would have became more stressed which was the very thing we needed help with in the first place. God knows best.

Oh, I do think God is softening my heart to all this change to come. That is where I do feel peace. Because of this, I am seeing that it is okay to not have all the details figured out, but the importance of a heart of surrender.

And God is so good, He even gave us a great month of schooling this January. We saw improvements in our child’s reading and in attitudes.

My word of encouragement for you today, sweet mom, is that no one else knows what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you but you and Him.  Let this intimate relationship with your Father be just that; intimate.

Intimacy brings trust.

Trust that Father will lead through each and every single day of your life which is given as a gift and sustained by the very breath of God Himself. ( Gen. 2:7, Psalm 33:6, Job 33:4)

The God of the universe holds your life in the palm of His hand.  He will bring it all together somehow, someway.


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10 thoughts on “Trusting in God’s power to get me through, not by my effort alone.

    1. Thanks, friend. I keep wanting to go back and change things in this post. Don’t want people to read it wrong. I’m trying to let my fear go and let God. I really appreciate your feedback and that it spoke it to you!

  1. “Intimacy brings trust.” This is so true. The Word says to trust God, but it’s so much easier to trust as we spend time with Him and get to know His character. I love your blog. So thankful you came to mind so I could find yours.

  2. Hi Meg,
    It’s nice to see all your new graphics here – -you really do have a way with art! 🙂 And your ever-changing profile photos are so fun too! I love what you said about God speaking to each of us intimately in the ways we can relate to his words and his wisdom for us — so grateful for that! xo

    P.S. Hope the car troubles get ironed out soon!

    1. Thank you, Valerie. I like to switch things up as if the blog is my house lol. I think I’m going back to my original profile photo though so it matches and doesn’t get confusing. As for the sidebar, it’s my canvas haha. Yes the car issue had me stressed but I’m trying to see it now as time spent writing and just being (God, kids…) without typical outside obligations. I got away from “looking for the good” there and it really makes a difference. I hope you are well! I love your new photo too! Always enjoy reading what God puts on your heart. Love ya!!

  3. Meg, your words are just overflowing with trust. And not the easy, “just do it” kind, but the “God has proven faithful and so I trust Him more” variety. 😉 We can be so quick to bring out expectations to God and then expect Him to answer just that way – when He’s got a perfect plan already in the works. Love reading what He’s doing in your life and thank you for encouraging us through it. Hugs, friend.

    1. Tiffany you are just so kind, thank you for this- really encourages me to keep sharing! He really has proven Himself. I hope other’s can see Hope in my life and that it will help them to trust too. God bless you, friend!

  4. I love that you stated so succinctly “Intimacy brings trust.” For that alone, we need to seek God and dwell in his presence. For the more we know Him, the more we trust Him. Thanks!

  5. We’re people of action and our culture has us continually on the move. But God wants us to be still sometimes. To wait and learn peace, learn more of what He has to teach us. Praying for you in the waiting, Meg. Praying you’ll know the right time to act and move forward.

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