Friday, January 24, 2020

Truly Trusting God

Friday, January 24, 2020   

For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things.  To Him be the glory forever! Amen.  Romans 11:36

Truly Trusting God
Many of us say we trust God but then we impose our own view of what God’s work and timing in our lives should look like.  We must fight this urge and trust the goodness of God and His desire and ability to work all things perfectly in our lives and the lives of those we love.  Sometimes it doesn’t feel or look perfect to us, but we must lay our expectations down at His feet, trusting Him with everything.

We can trust His Timing – God is unchangeable, immutable.  He is the same yesterday, today, and forever so all His promises are good for all time.  They have no expiration date and they are as pertinent to our lives today as they were to the people in the Old Testament.  Our lives are very different, and the world has changed a lot, but He has never changed.  He doesn’t go back on His word or ever change His mind.  He doesn’t decide one day that He is done with us or that He has had enough. His words, love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness are good for all generations, for all time.

We can trust His Wisdom – He always knows the best thing for our lives.  He makes way better choices for us than we make for ourselves.

We can trust His Knowledge – He knows all things from start to finish.  He knows the way every story ends. Nothing is hidden from Him because He sees everything.  He sees the big picture when we only see in part.

We can trust His Righteousness – He always does the right thing. He is the standard of what is right. 

He will give us Peace – He does not cause confusion and disorder in our lives.  But He will not leave us in the midst of chaos either.  He will always be there to bring order and to provide the peace we need.

Redefining Trust
Trusting God does not mean we try to make Him fit into the role we have created for Him to fit into.  It does not mean we try to make His plans and will match what we think they should be.  Trust should not defined by only how much we can see.  It is easy to trust when we can see what is coming, but it is when we can’t see that we truly trust.    

God’s plans for our lives seldom look like what we think they should look like.  He seldom works the way we envision Him doing things. Take David for example.  He was anointed King and then he had to go right back out to the field to watch the smelly sheep.  And he was just a kid, so don’t you imagine he had an attitude about that?  Most of the time God anoints us for a purpose long before we actually step into that role.  Often, we can look back at our lives and see the progression of things and see that He was getting us ready, and other times we cannot see the path that led to us being where we are at all.  His ways are higher and better.  He loves us and desires to bring the best things into our lives.  He wants us to fully trust Him with each and every step along the way.

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.  1 Peter 1:8-9

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