When I am trusting God, I feel a peace. When I am trusting God, my mind begins to rest. When I am trusting God, I see love flowing through me to others. When I am trusting God, I find more opportunities to praise Him. When I am trusting God, I am clearer in my decision making. When I am trusting God, I tend to be excited about what is coming next in my life. So how often do I feel peace, experience rest in my mind, witness love flowing through me to others, have an easier time making decisions, and get excited about what is coming next in my life? Honestly? Not often enough.
I have long since realized I tend to trust God in certain areas and not in others. But God does not ask me to trust Him in bits and pieces. He wants all of my trust. So why will I not give Him all of my trust? I believe I struggle with trusting Him when I look at the world rather than His Word. When I believe what I see, what I have experienced, what others are saying, what the newspapers are saying, what my loved ones are doing, and what life has just handed me over what His Word says, I find I place very little trust in God. On the other hand, when I focus on Jesus and believe in His Word rather than immerse myself in the world’s doings, I place a deeper trust in God.
No matter how little or much I am trusting God, I find I always have farther to go. I am blessed to know the Lord does not berate me for when I fall short in trusting Him. He simply reaches out His hand, extends His love, and offers me His encouragement to walk by faith another step forward in learning to trust Him.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 26:3 KJV).”