The Trust Test
by Diana Scothorn
Trust calls for unanswered things not to shake our world! Trust is the maturity to not know everything, yet trust God without reservation in everything.
This is a growing process of learning the character of God. He is trustworthy! I’ve learned when battles come, to step back from the circumstances I see and enter into the realm of God’s unseen.
When we don’t know what to do, God knows exactly what to do, in ALL THINGS, at ALL TIMES! Things don’t have to appear PERFECT for God to make things work out PERFECT!
God is working while we patiently trust Him and His Word! Romans 8:28, says God will work ALL THINGS out for our good if we love Him and believe He has a purpose for our life!
When we know God’s love, we can trust His purpose. It isn’t easy to comprehend; just because we ”can’t see” what we’re believing to come to pass does not mean it’s not happening!
God says we’re not to lean on our understanding but trust in Him with everything, and He will direct our steps. ( Proverbs 3:5-7). When I was believing God for my husband, the longer I waited, the deeper I had to trust. It’s in the waiting; trust can grow weak.
I had no idea three days before I met my husband; 90 days later, we would be married!
The waiting stage is not the time to give up on Jesus! It’s usually right before we might give up that we later find what we believed God for was waiting at the front door.
David the little shepherd boy, was tending his sheep, and 3 minutes before he was pronounced King, he had no idea he would be pronounced the next King!
Every test projects our spiritual maturity. The more spiritually mature we become, the more we can confidently trust God to handle our circumstances.
Our test can reflect our decisions concerning the well-being of our health, our mental and emotional capacity, our career, or our family.
I have failed, the maturity test over and over. However, with each failure, I’ve discovered it’s a daily walk to trust, and a daily walk to ask for forgiveness when I don’t trust.
Our righteousness, (right standing with God), is not measured by how much we DO NOT TRUST but by how much we CONTINUE TO TRUST!
Life presents daily tests. Each test reveals our level of trust and demonstrates our readiness for promotion. Our promotion is on the other side of our decision to trust God in the process!
Diana Scothorn published author of “Daily Dose with Diana“, has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10-plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a marketplace ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.