What does it mean to trust in God with all of your heart?
I once read that the reason why we struggle so often with trusting God is this: we don’t truly know God. So let me ask this very loaded question next, who is God?
With each passing day, I feel as though I learn at little more about who God is. Every experience I’ve had–whether good or bad, easy or hard, joyful or painful–has revealed some aspect of His character. Had I not gone through those seasons though, I probably wouldn’t have learned those particular traits of God’s nature.
The temptation to focus on what’s going wrong or what is stressing us out, well, can be very tempting. But rather than focus on what we do not know–what could happen, what could be painful, what troubles could come, etc.–we must focus on what we do know: God is always good.
- In times of need, we know that God is the Great Provider.
- In times of doubt, we know that God is the same yesterday, today and for forever (Hebrews 13:8).
- In times of joy, we know that God is the one to be praised.
- In times of great pain, we know that, one day, God will hold us in His lap and wipe away our tears (Rev 21:4)
- The list goes on and on…
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything to hard for me?”
God is able to do abundantly more than what we can even imagine (Ephesians 3:20)! Because we are children of God (as believers), we are automatically placed in a position of dependence and trust on our Father. He knows and understands more than all that we as humans could ever comprehend (Isaiah 55:8). That’s not an injustice; rather, it’s another opportunity, another reason to make us learn to trust Him fully.
Praise be to God for His patience and compassion with us! We can be pretty stubborn to stick to our own ways and to trust in our own selves, but I pray that we will be reminded of the truth in Psalm 127:1–“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” We must RELY on and TRUST God in everything.
May your heart be filled with trust today! Know that the Lord loves you, and remember the question that He’s asking you in Jeremiah 32–“Is there anything that’s too hard for me?”
Certainly not! So…
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,