Who or what are you trusting in today? What do you have confidence in today? What is it that you can say you have a strong belief in?
Bobby and I flew on numerous planes last week traveling to and from Mexico. I had confidence in the airlines and the pilots that we were going to arrive safely. When we climbed into taxi's in Mexico with driver's who barely spoke English, I trusted them to drive us safely to our destination.
Why is it that we trust a pilot or a taxi driver that we have never met before, but struggle with trusting God?
Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.
Did you notice in this scripture that there are no exceptions? God commands us to trust in HIM with ALL our heart. He didn't say with most of our heart we were to trust HIM. The word ALL is inclusive. No exceptions. No leaks. No room for doubt.
We can rest assured that God gives you and I constant care. Hebrews 13: 5,6 says that He will never leave us or forsake us. He has made that promise to each of us. That's a great promise. God consistently cares about you and I. We are to cast all our anxiety and all of our worries upon Him. His consistent care for us is not occasional or sporadic. His care is complete, not partial. His care is sovereign. Nothing can touch you or I without first touching God.
When we have an important decision to make, we sometimes feel that we can't trust anyone - not even God. But God knows what is best for us. He is a better judge of what we want than even we are! We must trust Him completely in every choice we make. This does not mean we cannot study the options and make intelligent decisions, or that we should have no confidence in our ability. It means, however, that we must not be wise in our own eyes. We should always be willing to listen to and be corrected by others. Bring your decisions to God in prayer, use the Bible as your guide; and then do what is right.
Charles H. Spurgeon was England's best-known preacher in the 1800's. He often preached to audiences of 10,000 without a PA system. He said one time, "I would recommend you either believe God to the hilt, or else not to believe at all. Believe this book of God, every letter of it, or else reject it. There is no logical standing place between the two."
I am thankful today for a God who loves me enough that He gave His only Son to die for my sins. My prayer today is that I will learn to trust HIM with ALL my heart in ALL circumstances.
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Blessings and hugs!