Today I want to talk to you. Really talk about something that has been heavy on my mind and heart. First let me ask you a question that I have been asking myself. Do you trust God completely? This isn’t a trick question. I often say with certainty that I trust God, but when issues and trials abound I pray and offer Him suggestions and advice. How absurd is that?! That would be like a mechanic asking my advice on fixing my car or me asking my husband how to make a perfect soufflé. Both would have disastrous results. Obviously the same way, God is powerful and capable of handling all situations without my input.
Another faulty thing I find myself doing is when iving something over to God to handle. You are probably thinking “that doesn’t sound bad”, and it is not. The bad comes in when I continue to take it back or do not completely let go because I didn’t trust Him enough to handle it. So I pray some more, give it over, only to continue the cycle the next day. Truly I need to work on completely trusting my Maker. When I give something to Him, that’s it. No more taking it back. No more holding on to it. Only trust and peace of mind.
How are you doing in the trust department? What is the most important thing you trust Him to handle for you. Not for your spouse, children, or parents, but handle for you? Maybe your answer is your health, your finances, or your marriage. Is it your life in general? Do you trust God to keep you safe and protected? This question gets your mind in motion thinking about all the things you do trust Him with in your life. For me and most likely you, the most important thing I trust our Heavenly Father with is my eternity, where I will live after my life here on Earth is over. Can you think of anything that is more important than that? Well, if God takes care of our everlasting, eternal life because He loves us so much, won’t He take care of everything else? Of course, He will, and He will do it without our micro-managing.
The closer I grow to Abba the more I realize how much He loves us and wants to care for us. I pray about everything and do my best to trust Him in all things. From needing a parking place to finding a lost insurance card, the first thing I do when I need something is ask Him and trust He will provide. And He does graciously. God shows that He cares not only about the things in our life but the little ones, too. If something is important to us, it is important to Him.
Yes, God will keep us safe, healthy, and protected. He will watch over our finances, marriage, and total life. We just need to give Him our complete trust and faith. Our days need to start with prayer and it should continue throughout the day. Worry should be tossed out and replaced with faith. Let’s be accountability partners in this. No more worry-warts, only faithful servants helping one another be strong. I will help you. Will you help me?
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Prov. 3:5-6 NIV
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:25-26 NIV