Have you ever waited on an important phone call before...or anything for that matter?It's like I'm watching my phone - pleading and begging for it to ring. I'm beginning to see how waiting around for God to do things is kinda like waiting for water to boil. As you wait and watch for the water to boil it feels as if nothing is happening...like God is not in the midst of your wait. But it's a process and even though you can't see the water gradually warming up, it doesn't mean that it isn't - that God is not working! Then I find when I walk away, the stinkin' pot begins to boil and even overflows onto the stove. I think when we finally let God be God, put trust into His timing and desires...He will give us an abundance of blessings!
Last week my devotional for MOTTTS was about what our trust in God looks like. I didn't write it for my situation, but as I look back I can see how it applies. Are you struggling with trusting God in a situation in your life?
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
-Proverbs 3: 5-6
I love the moments when you step back and watch a child teach you something. One day at my in-laws, my sweet-spunky niece Joya did just that. In their house there is a short flight of stairs and she loves to stand at the very top and jump into your arms at the bottom. What really grabbed my attention was how she was doing it. She had absolute – 100% trust in my husband as he caught her. She was not scared to jump, she did it with force. She was not timid, in fact, she threw her arms, head and legs back and even closed her eyes…free as a bird! It made me think about what our trust looks like to God in our situations. Do we plunge whole heart and completely zealous into trusting God? Or do we cower, turn away, or walk a few steps down and then jump? Do we trust as long as we can keep hold of a little control? The story of David and Goliath comes to my mind and how the situations in our lives feel like a giant against us. Not only did David volunteer to fight the Philistine, but King Saul tried to put Armor on him to help protect him, but he refused. He knew God would protect him, and that with God’s help he would defeat the enemy. How often do we put our trust into something so that we have a safety net? People, worldly possessions, job, money, ourselves…the list could go on. It’s hard to trust in God’s direction, His timing, His reasons at times, but God promises never to leave or forsake us. When we are fully able to trust God, a sense of peace will wash over us. It says in Isaiah 26: 3-4, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.” We can never avoid hardships, decisions, or the downfall of man, but we always have a God that we can turn to and put all our trust in! Are you allowing God to be your rock today?
Heavenly Father, thank you that no matter what is going on in my life, You are my rock and I know that I can trust in You at all times. Amen.