TRUST: Confidence; a reliance, or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle of another person.
In today’s world, who doesn’t have trust issues? Some of us trust too much and some of us trust too little.
For some of us our lack of trust has more to do with control than anything else. To trust someone means to give up control in a particular area. This becomes a big issue when we project our own insecurities regarding other people on God. We humanize Him to the point that we have a difficult time even trusting in the One who keeps the entire universe together.
Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will help you.
Psalm 37:5 (NLT)
Everything. Yikes. I like to be in control. I like to know what’s happening and how it’s going to happen. The more I can control in a situation, the better. I don’t like unknowns. And then I put all of that insecurity on God. But here’s the thing, God isn’t an unknown. He gave us His Word to make Himself known to us.
Perhaps our greatest struggle in trusting God stems less from trust issues and more from relationship issues. When you really know someone, trusting them becomes easier. You know how they will react and respond and can predict a likely outcome for many situations. That is how it should be with God. The more we know Him, the more likely we will be able to anticipate the outcome. We have a giant book full of promises. How is it that all of that escapes our memory as soon as we’re asked to put our trust in the Lord?
Can we predict the future down to the tiniest detail? No, of course not. Only God knows all of that—and that is exactly why we should trust Him!
The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Psalm 37:23 (NLT)
How many friends do you have that delight in every detail of your life? None, right? Thought so.
For the wicked will be destroyed,
but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
Psalm 37:9 (NLT)
Life isn’t without its struggles, but if we can put our issues aside, get to know God better and learn to put our trust in Him, He’ll fight our battles for us.
Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act!
Travel steadily along his path.
Psalm 37:34a (NLT)
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 36-37, Acts 23:1-11