Pictured above: The Young Family lighting the Advent Candle at FBCH; Joyy, Carol, Christianne, Ron and Graci
I am a freshman at Hawaii Baptist Academy. I have been a Christian for a very long time, ever since I was little. Growing up in a Christian family and school, I never once doubted my faith. But as I am growing older and more things are happening in my life, I have begun to lose my trust in God. I’ve started to wonder why things happen and if He really does know what is best for me. It can be really hard for me to completely rely on Him, especially since I like to have control and always want to know what is going to happen in the future.
When things happen and I’m not prepared, I tend to get really scared and anxious, so when God puts barriers in my life, it can be really hard for me to trust that He knows what’s best for me and that it will all work out. God is teaching me that I need to put my whole trust in Him no matter what happens in my life because He puts things in my life for a reason and it will be okay. Obstacles are placed in my life to help me grow and not to hurt me.
I need to focus on the Lord and not worry about anything else. I know it will be hard and I’m not perfect so sometimes I might doubt God, but I know He will always be there for me no matter what. I would like to leave you with a verse, Jeremiah 17:7-8. “…blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”