Wednesday, February 26, 2014

To Trust, or Not To Trust?

Last week during Bible study at Edgewood, we got into a discussion about what it means to trust God.

And what it means to NOT trust Him.

* While it may be true that You created the entire universe, I don't really believe You're big enough to handle my current circumstance.
* I know You can raise the dead to life, but I don't know if You can truly restore this broken relationship.
* Yes, You are perfect in wisdom. However, I'm not sure You know what You're doing in my life today.
* OK, so You promise to work all things for good, but I don't see how this situation is really in my best interest.
* I don't believe You are able.
* I have zero confidence in Your power.
* I don't think You are all-knowing, after all.

When we are in the midst of the struggle, I know we may feel these things.
Believe me, I've been there!
Yet, when I look at those feelings in words I think, I would never say that! But as we discussed it together last week we concluded, when we aren't trusting God - those are the words we're saying. With our hearts.

So I am continuing to line my feelings up with the Truth.
The LORD is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid?
The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

Psalm 27:1
Because if that is True, I can have full confidence in verse 2:
When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

Do your feelings need to meet the Truth today?



Kaira said...

I'm going in for a pretty serious test tomorrow. Last night was the first time I really considered that the test results could really shake things up for me and my family. And that anxiety started to creep up and I actually started to talk to myself about this very thing. I trust Him. And if things are bad? I'm going to need to keep reminding myself that I choose to trust that it will be for good. Yesterday I had another difficult procedure and I just talked to him all the way through it and it helped. I was anxious, but I know he helped me through that. Thankfully, I'm not anxious today, but tomorrow I may be. In the days waiting for results I may be. But, when I recognize that familiar feeling I will practice speaking truth to myself. It always helps. Prayers appreciated for a clean test too!

Karen Hossink said...

Kaira - You can be sure I'm praying!

Joanna Teigen said...

After six months of swinging between fear and faith in our situation, this post echoes my heart! He is faithful and loves us. His power is amazing and he stands up for his children. Thanks, Karen!

Karen Hossink said...

Joanna - Yes, and yes!
You're welcome. :)