Trust You More

when I’m feeling overwhelmed

and my walls are closing in

that’s when I clearly see

what I’ve done again,

I’m trying too hard to do it on my own

forgetting all my strength 

comes from you alone

Help me not to try so hard-but to trust You more

Help me have the faith to see without my eyes

and to trust in You with all my heart

help me not to try so hard-but to trust you more

trust you more

letting go of everything

everything but You

all that matters in my life

is following Your truth

Your ways are higher than my own 

I put You on the throne 

all the days of my life

I seek Your will alone 

I was recently inspired to write this song- Trust You More. This past summer, our youth pastor preached a message that really touched my heart. He said “help me not to try so hard, but to trust You more.”  This line really hit home for me because I am a people pleaser, a peacemaker, and I always want things fixed RIGHT NOW!

But the more I seek Him, the more I see His hands at work in the little details of life… always working for His greater purpose and His glory. It is so hard to wait on His perfect timing for circumstances and situations to change, but His way is best- and He is always right on time.  God has used this line to minister to me MANY times over the last few months, and He has saved me from my own hands many times.

Help me not to try so hard, but to trust You more!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

IMG_0345

Posted by

Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

23 thoughts on “Trust You More

  1. This reminded me of watching a craftsman at work. How it always seem effortless, easy, so perfect. No trying required. And yet we keep on trying and trying and trying to be craftsmen and craftswomen – sure that the harder we try the more like the real deal we will look to others (and ourselves?).

    Lovely pictures, sounds and thoughts! Thank you.

    Like

    1. Yes! It’s kind of like when I feel like writing a song… I can sit down and try, try, try… but if I am only doing it for “fun” or to try to come up with something clever….well, it never seems to happen that way. But when He inspires me, when I make it about worship, it “flows”. Isn’t that how every aspect of our life should be, though? Going with His “flow”? If only it were that easy 😉 Thanks for sharing your thoughts, as always!!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes… that is me playing piano and singing on the soundcloud track. I learned to play by ear when I was very young, and then took lessons on and off from age 10- through college. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting! Blessings to you 🙂

      Like

    1. Thank you for reading and for your encouraging words today! It is amazing how something as simple as those tree lights- coming on at that exact time- could fill us with joy! It’s those little things that bring me closer to Him 🙂 Blessings to you!!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s