Of course we put our trust in God, right? I mean, when we became Christians, we gave our hearts over, knowing that He would take care of us, that what He said in the Bible was true, and that He could be fully trusted. So why do I daily find myself fighting off thoughts of “What if (fill in the blank with a terrible situation)?” or being tempted to wonder if the decision I made in the past was correct.
We are human, and often these thoughts cross our minds, but the Bible tells us to take every ungodly thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5). What I am noticing is that as I take this thought captive and replace it with a Godly thought, I am repeatedly declaring to God and myself, “I will put my trust in God.”
How about you? Have you decided to trust Him today? Will we choose to trust Him without any dread of the future and freedom from regrets of the past?
Trust really does take an act of our wills. Will we “put” our trust in Him? Do we believe what our Bible says, and will we trust Him at His Word? Will I trust that He really does know better than I do? Will I trust that He can make wonderful things out of my past failures and mistakes? Will I trust that He has the next step of direction for my life?
When it comes to parenting, I have never found myself having to trust Him more. Will I release my thoughts and occasional worries to Him concerning their lives and their choices? Will we trust that He loves them even more than we do?
What about situations and people that we have absolutely no control over? Maybe the boss or that ex-spouse we are co-parenting with . . . will we daily choose to trust that God can handle it all?
Sometimes I don’t even notice that I am not trusting God. I just find myself using lots of human logic, reasoning, and human strength when really all I need to do is my small part—the part that He is directing me to do. When we step out and do our part, He blows His blessing on us, but this stepping out has to be done in the spirit of trust. We must trust that He will stop us if we are heading in the wrong direction and trust that He will make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Let’s relax today knowing that He can truly be trusted!