Trust and Rest in God

Trust and Rest in God

Trust and rest in God

It’s interesting how frustrating it can be to not be able to plan far in the future, isn’t it? We barely know what will happen tomorrow and nobody knows how our life or the world will look like in two months. Maybe we needed a reminder of our vulnerability. We truly aren’t in control. Anyhow, we do not need to worry. Because we know intimately the One who is in control and who knows what will happen tomorrow and in two months. And his will is good. So let’s trust and rest in God.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 6:34, MSG,*)

Trust and rest in God

The main thing now is to learn to trust God, to rest in his care. Losing control (or the illusion of being in control) can feel scary but once we learn to rest in God, we can start feeling like a carefree kid on vacation. Our heavenly parent will take care of us today, tomorrow and forever. So there’s no point in getting worked up about what may or may not happen. Whatever happens, God will take care of us. So let’s trust and rest in God.

The best way to practice trust and rest is to praise God. When we start praising God in the midst of confusion, we welcome the Holy Spirit to take charge and clear things out for us. Praise is the most under-valued spiritual weapon. Use it and you find yourself trusting and resting in God.

Gracious God,
You’re so good to us.
Thank you for inviting us to rest in you.
We want to personally trust and confidently rely on you, Lord.
So we praise you, we invite you to take charge.
May your will happen in our lives.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: How are you feeling? Do trust and rest in God come easily to you?

Photo by Max Goncharov on Unsplash.Linking up today with Five-minute Friday.

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