Reflecting on 2018, I chased acceptance. I wanted so badly to be seen and affirmed. I wanted things to go according to my plan with no room for change. Because of all this pressure I put on myself and my circumstances, I faced disappointment, mostly, within myself. There were too many days I didn’t believe in myself and didn’t think I was enough. Too many days consumed by worry over that which I cannot control. All the good things and the hard things of 2018 have pointed me to this word for 2019.


This word means a lot for me, but most importantly, this year, I want to trust that wherever I’m at is where I’m supposed to be. That the disappointments and hardships I face will prepare me for something greater. That my best is always enough. That good things are coming because I have a good and loving Father who is in control. It means

more progress, less perfection.

more surrender, less control.

more laughs, less fear.

more acceptance, less resistance.

more belief, less negativity.

more trust, less worry.

Trusting God, trusting myself, and trusting my circumstances. Trusting that everything will happen for a reason and trusting that I am enough exactly as I am.

Therefore, no matter what you face this year, God will be doing 10,000 things in your life that you cannot see. Trust him. Love him. And they will all be good for you.

-John Piper

2 thoughts on “TRUST.

  1. Carolyn Lorimer January 1, 2019 — 9:30 pm

    I can totally relate to your feelings. Always wanting to do things my way. Always wanting to be in charge. Expecting perfection from myself and everyone else. It’s taken decades for me to learn how dysfunctional and unhealthy that was. I love your writing and your reflections. Thank you for touching my heart and my soul.


    1. This truly means so much to me. Thank you for taking the time to share this with me – there is so much beauty in what we experience knowing that we are never alone in it. You are such an encouragement to me!


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