Trusting God in My Current Season


I’ve just written a book, Newness of Life, all about life’s seasons, and trusting in God’s timing.

The season in which I find myself is the season of planting.  I’m planting seeds in my writing career, wondering when it will be time to reap a harvest.

And I’m wondering if 2017 is the year God tells me: Go all in.

Go all in, like the widow who gave her last dime to God’s kingdom work (Mark 12).

Go all in, like the merchant who sold everything he had to buy a field where a priceless treasure was buried (Matthew 13).

Go all in, like Peter walked on the water to follow Jesus (Matthew 14).

My doubts swirl like tornado clouds, stirring the waters when I try to step out.  Will I lose everything familiar?  Will I fall in failure?  Will I drown in the unknown?

Suzie Eller says on her blog today:

I don’t want to live in the boat! I want my faith story to be that when Jesus said, “Come,” that I climbed out of the boat.

Yes, I want my current season to be a season of trusting.  A season I can reflect upon and see how my faith grew strong, believing that God will accomplish what seems impossible in my life.  A season of responding well to God’s call and God’s timing.

I know my season of planting won’t be easy.  It is full of uncertainty, possible mistakes, and perhaps a few disappointments.  Suzie says:

Yes, we will be aware of every weakness. Yes, we will feel the wind. Yes, we see the water splashing around our shins, or maybe our neck, but we will be in the deep with Jesus.

When God tells me to go all in, I want to say, “I’m going all in because You’re beside me, Lord.”

Why would you give your last dime to God if you are dirt-poor?  Why would you sell everything you own for a single pearl?  Why would you step out on waves when a storm is blowing?

Because you believe the God who created the heavens, the Savior who gave you eternal life, and the Spirit who guides you is trustworthy.

I trust in God’s timing in my current season because I believe in who he is:

  • Transcendent
  • Powerful
  • Mighty to save
  • All-knowing
  • All-sufficient

Do you know God this way?  Discover more about him, his timing, and his working in your life in Newness of Life.

Join the Facebook online Bible study group for the Newness of Life study Jan. 9 – Feb. 3, 2017.  You’ll benefit from the daily questions and the fellowship of other readers.  Request to join today!

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  • So exciting, Sarah! Prayers are said and fingers are crossed for you! Tweeted about your book. 🙂 — Oh, and thank you for linking up at #ChasingCommunity — Just noticed that. So glad you joined in! ((hug))

    • Sarah

      Brenda, I hope your linkup brings you much success in 2017. I am honored that you tweeted about my book. Looking forward to linking up with you. I logged into Compel and noticed you there also!

  • Sarah, so exciting! I have been finding myself constantly challenged to get out of the boat 🙂 It truly is much easier when we remember the One who bids us “Come”. May God bless you in these endeavors!

    • Sarah

      Thanks Joanne, I appreciate your visit and your encouraging words.

  • Ruth

    God is so deep; even though we have been getting to know Him all our lives, we still haven’t gotten much below the surface. I want to go deeper and deeper with Him. It can seem scary sometimes, but it is so worth it!

    • Sarah

      Yes, so true, and I’m glad you are wanting to go deep this year also!

  • Sarah, thanks for linking up at #ThoughtProvokingThursday. It was lovely to “meet you” today through your blog, and I appreciated the nudge to to go “all in” as we start 2017. Greater things are yet to come!

    • Sarah

      Thanks Lyli! I am always glad to participate in your linkup. Blessings to you in 2017!

  • Knowing who God is makes it so much easier to trust. I’m trying to look at who He is before trying to “fix” me in the New Year!

    • Sarah

      That’s a great idea–looking at who God is first in this season of new resolutions!

  • Blessings on your book, Sarah. May the Lord take your message to the women who need it. And yes, let’s go in deeper with Jesus. #LiveFree

    • Sarah

      Thanks Betsy! Glad to be a part of the blogging community with you!

  • Thanks for this reminder that God is with us in each season, gently preparing us for the next season, which will unfold in His time. Trusting that the year ahead will see many blessings brought forth in your life!!

    • Sarah

      Tracey, thanks for visiting. I pray you will grow in trust as God leads you through 2017!

  • First of all, congratulations on the book, Sarah. That is huge! I pray the Lord will bless the fruit of your hands with abundant harvest in His Kingdom. May you be encouraged as you rest in Him to water and and cultivate the blessing of choosing to follow Him in this endeavor.
    Thank you for sharing this with the #GraceMoments Community!

    • Sarah

      Thanks Dawn! I am looking forward to linking up again today! Your words are encouraging to me.

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