How many times have we heard from our parents, friends, or someone we know say, “Trust me.” It’s sometimes a hard thing to do. There are certain people we just trust in our lives and others we don’t, but how is your trust when it comes to the Lord? Do you trust God with your life? We say we do, but when God tells us something is going to happen, I think we sometimes doubt it. Let’s take a look at what trusting God with the little things looks like.
“And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.”- Genesis 21:1
Trust, it’s not something that is easily done. There are so many things that go into trust. Sometimes it may mean letting go of what you believe, what you feel, or putting it in someone else’s control. It means letting things leave your control and having hope that the person or thing you are trusting in comes through. And then there are easier times to have trust. It seems a lot easier to trust God after winning the lottery, getting a new job, or having something good happen to you, but it seems even harder to trust Him when things aren’t going right.
“So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” -Genesis 18:12-14
But even when we are trusting what God has planned for us, it feels that sometimes we still find ourselves acting as Sarah did. We have felt and know what God has promised us, but we still doubt and laugh sarcastically about it. Why? Like Sarah, even though we have heard great news and we know and trust God, we still doubt that what God is doing is actually what’s going to happen. We see how limited we are and place that same limitation on God. We forget He is all-powerful and He makes things happen that don’t make sense. We tend to put God in a box so we can try to understand Him, but God dwells outside of the box.
There have been a few times in my life where I have asked God for something and then turn around and think, “That’s never going to happen.” Once again, I have placed God in a box and believe He is limited even though I know He can do it. When we step out in faith and continue to ask and believe, God tends to dazzle us with His power. He sometimes dazzles us when we least expect it, but it is probably because we took the first step in believing. We stepped out in faith and trusted that God was going to work through us. It all starts with us trusting God. I don’t think God typically dazzles those who don’t first believe He will.
When we are faced with those times where God asks us to trust in His plan, we better trust Him. There has been so many times in my life that I doubt what God is asking me or calling me to do. Most of the time I think I am not qualified or good enough. We need to take those active steps of trust towards God and believe what He says is true will happen. We need to step out in faith, knowing He is guiding us, and pursue the calling He has placed on our lives.
Today, what struggles do you face? What challenges are in your life? And most importantly, where are you putting your trust? Trust God is guiding you. Trust that He has called you to where you are. Don’t worry about how big the waves may seem or how high the mountain feels, but live in the arms of our Savior who is carrying you through. Trust in the One who holds our hearts, calls us His children and wants nothing but the best for us. He has you on His mind. He loves you and asks you to trust in Him. Todays put your trust in Him and prepare to be dazzled.
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