Layers of Trusting God

Layers of Trusting God

Layers of Trust in God

Faith is about putting our trust in God. For a long time I thought it was just about putting my salvation in the hands of God. But it’s about putting my whole life – everything in me- in God’s hands. That’s not just eternity, it’s everything.

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. (Romans 12:1, MSG)

I’ve realized it takes a lifetime to learn to trust God completely and in every area of my life. There are many layers of trusting God. I might trust God with my life but not lives of my children. I might trust God with my career but not with my money.

And this is not all: new layers show up all the time. My life and issues of trusting God today are different than what they were 10 years ago and they will be yet totally different in another decade. But all the time we are called to trust God with everything right where we are.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight orunderstanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil. (Proverbs 3: 5-7, AMP)

If we are wise in our own eyes, we have hard time trusting God. The message we are sending God is that he is not sovereign and he does not know better than we do. Ouch. And then we wonder why God does not trust us more. We need to be faithful in everything we do. One layer after another.

If you have hard time trusting God, start small. Trust one layer at a time. The more we trust, the more natural trusting becomes. And keep discovering more and more of trusting God one layer at a time. Trusting God is a life long process, it rarely happens overnight. And blessedly we don’t have to do it on our own. The Holy Spirit is our guide and helper.

Stick with God and he will show you how to trust him completely.
Acknowledge God in everything you do and he will guide you.
Walk with God and he will keep you in his amazing grace.

 

Gracious God,
We love you and we adore you
and we want to trust you completely.
But it’s not that easy. Help us!
Teach us to trust you one layer at a time.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you have hard time trusting God with every area of your life? What has helped you to trust God completely?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you learn to trust God with all your heart, mind, and soul!

Image courtesy of Marsha Galyardt. Linking up today with Thought-Provoking Thursday 

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