Do you trust God with all your heart? Or do you withdraw your trust when things start looking gloomy? That’s what we so often do. But trusting when things are going well is not really trusting, is it? Trusting starts when things get rough, don’t you think? That’s exactly when we need to decide to trust God. We are to live by faith and not by sight. This is time to put faith in action.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
don’t rely on your own intelligence.
(Proverbs 3:5, CEB,*)
With the words of Jerry Bridges “Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelms us.” Trust is a choice and we need to make it every day. We can choose to say no to fear and yes to God. Then we are ready to meet the demands of the day.
Andrew Murray encourages us this way “Give God His glory by resting in Him, by trusting Him fully, by waiting patiently for Him. This patience honours Him greatly. It leaves Him, as God on the throne, to do His work. It yields self wholly into His hands. It lets God be God.” And that’s how things should be. As Jack Hyles has said “There is no greater joy in the Christian life than to trust Him and need no explanation.”
Those who know your name trust you
because you have not abandoned
any who seek you, Lord.
(Psalm 9:10, CEB,*)
Trusting gets easier as we get to know God better and better. God is trustworthy. God keeps his promises. God wants the best for us. The more we experience God in our lives, the readier we are to trust when things seem to be out of control. Because then we know God is in control despite of how things may look. Our job is to trust God with all our heart and rest in God while storms rage.
Let us pray with the words of B.J. Hoff:
Give us Lord,
a special faith, unlimited and free,
A faith that isn’t bound by what we know or what we see…
A faith that trusts the sunshine even when there is no light,
a faith that hears the morning song’s soft echo in the night…
A faith that somehow rises past unhappiness or pain,
Knowing that in every loss Your goodness will remain…
A faith that finds Your steadfast love sufficient for all things,
A faith that lifts the heart above and gives the spirit wings.
Q4U: Do you trust God with all your heart?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you experience God’s tender loving care and learn to trust him without reservations!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].Pin It