What’s Holding You Back From Trusting God?

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.

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“God asks for everything, but he doesn’t necessarily take everything.”


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Some things I think hold many of us back from fully trusting in God are:

  1. Fear

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.

  1. 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?

  1. 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. 

Have feedback or an idea to share? I would love to hear from you!

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Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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