Do you struggle to trust in God? Join the club! I heard from so many people after our recent episode about the Surrender Novena that I thought this would be a good topic for us to discuss right now. Today, I share some things I think hold many of us back from fully trusting in God.
Snippet from the Show
“God asks for everything, but he doesn’t necessarily take everything.”
Some things I think hold many of us back from fully trusting in God are:
We fear loss of our health, our wealth, and our relationships. We fear that God is not a loving Father and we may even believe that he is “out to get us” in some ways. I challenge you to think about how you approach your relationship with God and discover what fears are holding you back.
- Lack of Prayer
You can’t trust in God if you don’t know him, and you can’t know him if you never spend time with him. Do you spend deliberate time in quiet prayer, allowing God to love you? How can you make this a greater priority in your life?
- Our Faults
We know all too well the ways in which we are weak and flawed. But God knows about it too! He can work miracles with you, in spite of your weaknesses and failures. He can work all things together for our good, but we need to allow him to do that.
A final note: St. Therese says, “Abandonment — that’s my only law!” Make it your only law too. 🙂
At the end of today’s show, I share a question from listener Rebecca about keeping up with housework while you have little kids in the house. I share some perspective and some tips that helped me during those crazy, chaotic years of mothering small children.
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Meet Your Host:
A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.
Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.