TRUSTING GOD

A VITIAL NECESSITY

 

I think of myself as a type ‘A’ personality. If you have ever heard the phrase, ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself,’ that would be me. I don’t know if it’s part of being in control or worrying if you can trust another person to do the job with the intensity that you would do it. I’m not certain that it is a good thing because usually people like me take on more than they can do properly. So trusting others is hard for me.

I know I can trust God for my eternal future, but why is it so hard for me to trust him with today and tomorrow? God tells us not to be anxious, yet so many times in my life I fret over circumstances that I cannot control. Whether it’s a financial crunch, a sudden illness, or a personal defeat, I need to fix my heart to trust in God. So many times we find ourselves in circumstances where we say, ‘Why God, why did you let this happen?’ If we desire to get an answer from God, then seeking him must be a priority in our lives. Some people think that God causes the bad things that happen in our lives. But if truth be told he gave us free will to make decisions, and the things that happen in our lives are the result of those decisions. Just like Eve’s decision to eat the fruit that was forbidden, then giving it to Adam. With that decision sin entered the world and we all suffer the effects of the first sin.

It is important to live with an abiding trust in God. That means we form a spiritual habit of trusting him at all times, instead of only when we have a problem. We all hope that each and every day contains nothing but good and exciting things and it goes exactly as we have planned. We depend on ourselves for everything, instead of trusting God and thanking him for his abundance. When things don’t go right, God is the first person we call on for help, that’s called desperation not trust. Not to say you can’t call on God every hour of every day, but we need to start our day with a prayer of trust. The Bible tells us in Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. If God is for us who can be against us? No person, no power on earth or heaven can touch a soul which is abiding in Christ.

One of my favorite songs as youth was a song about trusting the Lord.

I JUST KEEP TRUSTING MY LORD

I just keep trusting my Lord as I walk a long
I just keep trusting my Lord and He gives a song
Though the storm clouds darken the sky o’er the heav’nly trail
I just keep trusting my Lord, He will never fail

He’s a faithful friend, such a faithful friend
I can count on Him to the very end

Though the storm clouds darken the sky o’er the heav’nly trail
I just keep trusting my Lord, He will never fail

I just keep trusting my Lord on the narrow way
I just keep trusting my Lord as He leads each day
Though the road is weary at times and I’m sad and blue
I just keep trusting my Lord, He will see me through

He’s a faithful guide, such a faithful guide
He is always there walking by my side
Though the road is weary at times and I’m sad and blue
I just keep trusting my Lord, He will see me through

As parents we care for our children when they are helpless. I would hate to think that after they are grown the only time they would ever come to see me, or speak to me, is when they needed something. That is often our relationship with God. We don’t meet him, or speak to him, unless we need something. The similarity though is, our children know they can depend on us for anything. How much more should we be able to trust God to do what’s best for us.

As writers it is important for us to put forth the truth. It doesn’t matter if we are writing a brochure, a romance novel, or a self-help guide, the truth is always imperative. So let’s begin this year with doing our research, and telling the truth for the benefit of all.

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalms 37:5

O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. Psalms 84:12

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: Isaiah 26:4

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

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