Do You REALLY Trust God?
“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” Psalm 143:8
Am I trusting you, God? I wondered as I started out the door with one of the dogs for one of my rigorous walks to get some fresh air and exercise. Hmm. Was I trusting Him? My next thought? If I were trusting you, God, I would be in bed sleeping right now. I had to laugh, though it wasn’t so funny. I was exhausted. If I were really trusting Him, instead of scampering around trying to get a zillion things done because I felt overwhelmed in my ministry, I should have been resting in Him and waiting for Him to lead me.
What would my life look like if I really trusted God? I started thinking about my life, wondering. I considered the different areas of my life. We all have areas in our lives. Relationships. Loved ones. Work. Where we live. What we do with our spare time, if we have any. Hobbies. Events. Stuff. How we serve God if we serve Him. Our relationship with Him above all else. Big things. Little ones. The details of our lives. Our stories. How much, I wondered, am I living the life God intends for me? If I really trust God, how different would my life look? Sure, I might take naps and get the rest I need. What about everything else? This wasn’t, and isn’t, just something to wonder. God was reminding me, and does often, that I have a long way to go in really trusting Him with everything. When He shows me I am not trusting Him with something, I need to not just wonder what my life might look like. I need to repent, seek His face, and do as He desires – not just saying I trust Him, but letting my life be evidence of real trust. Following Jesus isn’t about saying we trust God. Our footprints as we follow Him should leave a legacy of that trust.
Do you really trust Him? Is your life living proof?