Will You Trust Him?
I don't know about you, but it's real easy for me to tell someone else not to be afraid, than it is for me to actually not be afraid when I'm the one facing what appears to be an impossible situation. Fear has a way of squeezing us into thoughts and actions that usually do not line up with the path God has for us.
Total and complete trust is the most difficult lesson for Gods children to learn. In Sunday School, when I was a teenager, we did that all familiar task of falling back into someone's arms trusting them to catch you. It made us laugh as we'd turn at the last second and not fall as we were afraid they would drop us. Eventually, most of us would close our eyes, gritt our teeth & pray we didn't hit the floor. After we were caught in the safety of our friends arms & lifted back up, we would breath that deep sigh of relief. The next time we did this, I found it much easier to trust the person who had caught me before because I knew they could and would.
Learning to totally trust God in every area of our life is much like that very exercise. All of us can stand in church on Sunday & proudly proclaim: "YES, I TRUST THE LORD. ". But when we've lost our job and the rent or house payments due and we don't have it, that proclamation is put to the test. Very quickly satan eases in with fear. Thoughts zoom around in all directions....what am I going to do? I have to have this money or my family is going to be on the street. If I can't pay the light bill we can't cook or keep food. We will be hungry, cold/hot..... I have to figure out what to do. As the date for payment grows closer panic moves in with fear & we act impulsively. We have forgotten that we must "fall into His arms" trusting Him to catch us. Much easier said than done! Why is this happening to me? I stay in The Word. I pay my tithe & strive to serve Him with all I am!! Why Lord? We never learn to trust & rely on Him when life is going great. Difficult times allow me to learn first hand that I can trust my Lord!! It teaches me not to be self dependent, but to depend on the Source & Power of all strength! It is through those terrible difficulties when my mind & body are filled with fear, weakness & inability that my loving Father not only displays who He is to me , but to the world!!
Each time I am faced with an impossibility; regardless of what it is, I am also faced with this question: "Do I trust God?" God has never worked anything out the way I had in mind or on my time line, but He has never let me fall. Do I still get scared & nervous? Unfortunately, the human part of me certainly does! I am getting better at over coming it though because with each impossibility I've learned to trust him more & more.
Whatever it is that you are facing today, financial, marriage, no home, no food, prison, loss of a loved one, a family member going to prison, no heat, an aging parent, difficulties within a church, transportation, your health or a loved ones health, loss of a child, family member on drugs......whatever it is; God is telling you :" just keep still; I, The Lord Your God, will fight for you. Do not be afraid. Just stand & watch what I am going to do for you."
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