In lieu of making resolutions, every year around the first of January, I ask God what I need to focus on for the next three hundred sixty-five days. Most years I jot my goal down in my journal.
This year, I sensed Him saying trust, trust, trust. For a control freak and planner like me, that’s not as easy as it sounds.
Why is it so hard to trust the Maker of the universe, the mighty God of the Bible? One reason, I believe, is we haven’t completely internalized who He is. Deuteronomy 7:21 describes Him as the great and awesome God. He’s the God that parted the Red Sea to bring His people out of Egypt. He’s the One who gave Abraham and Sarah a child in their old age. He’s the God who sent His one and only Son to die for our sins.
Yes, but all that happened years ago. What about me? What does He say about me today so I can better trust Him? The Bible says we can’t even imagine what He’s prepared for the future. He is faithful and will never allow us to be tempted beyond what we can handle. We are the temple of the living God and He calls us His people. These are only three out of hundreds of God’s promises to us. When we internalize Who God is and how much He loves us, it’s a lot easier to trust Him.
The Psalms tell us about trust. We can trust Him when we’ve afraid. It’s better to trust in the Lord than in man. Those who trust in the Lord cannot be shaken. He is a shield to all who trust Him. Just a few of the promises.
Get down in your spirit who God truly is and trust Him with your future.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5-6
Dear Lord, each day impress upon me that You are indeed the Creator of all things. Impress upon me that You can do all things and are worthy of my trust. I love you, Lord. Amen