How Long Will I Trust God?
Really, how long will it be? What will be the thing that would make me stop?
The world wants me to believe that I know what’s best for me. Because “only I would (and do) know that”. It’s “my” life, after all.
But wait. Who gave me “my life”? Um, God did, actually. So technically it’s not “mine,” then.
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4, ESV)
Who knows what’s best for me? Well, God gave me life with a purpose, so He must (and does).
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. (Psalm 138:8, ESV)
Sometimes that’s the only thing I have to hold on to. When my world falls apart and I can’t help it, He will get me through. When life crumbles and feels like it’s crushing me, it’s okay.
Because I trust God.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV)
I will trust Him always.
I will trust Him when I succeed. I will trust Him when I fail.
I will trust Him when I’m singing with joy. I will trust Him when I’m crying tears of pain.
I will trust Him if I stay right here. I will trust Him if He calls me away.
I will trust Him with now. I will trust Him with the future.
I will trust Him if I stay secure. I will still trust Him if I lose everything.
I will trust Him no matter what happens.
I think we have two choices.
1) Trust God and follow along, because He knows what’s best for us.
2) Don’t trust Him and be dragged around in life, because we honestly have no idea what’s best for us.
Without God, we. are. hopelessly. lost. Really. Our finite minds cannot know the best. We can’t even make good little decisions. How could we possibly trust ourselves with our entire lives?
I’ve made my choice. I’m trusting God, and I’m not turning back.