Trust in the Lord

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 10:11 — Carrie

And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant. 2 Samuel 7:28

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Psalm 9:10

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Psalm 18:2

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8

So often we run into things in our life that seem to be too much. We get stressed, overwhelmed, and feel like there's no way we can handle it. We might become depressed, feeling like this is the worst problem we've ever faced. There seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel, no way out of our desperate situation. Then, a well-meaning friend says to you, "oh, don't worry, just trust God!"
Wow, how simple does that sound? Simply trust God. Easy, right?
We know from experience that God can handle every situation, no matter how tough. We know that He has our best in mind. We've read the promises of scripture about God always being there for us, always being our fortress and deliverer. Yet why, when tough situations come, do we find it so hard to trust God? I know for me, all too often I find myself wallowing in self-pity, and then I forget to pray, forget to read God's Word, forget to look to God for the answers. That's when I get even more depressed. An endless cycle, it is.
But God is faithful! Once I remember that, I start to realize just how unfaithful I am. It brings me to my knees. Right where God wants me.
Isn't it amazing how, the greater our problems, the greater God can show Himself to be?

One of my favorite verses in scripture:

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5


Patience

"The trial of your faith worketh patience."

Several versions change this to "patient endurance," because endurance is inherent in the NT use of the word patience.

Was thinking yesterday...it's the endurance that's often shown lacking in me when trials test my faith. My bold confidence in God lasts a little time, and then my trust in God fails, and I start doubting and worrying.

I think that's the benefit of a lot of my trials...they expose that point where my endurance runs out.

haha, I forgot you couldn't read the comment

yo

It was a great comment, too... :humble: :D

yo

agh! I can't even see who wrote those comments :-P

*frustrated*

well obviously it was me. ;-)

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28? o_O

I've been mulling over this the past couple weeks myself, oh mind reader. Thanks for writing it.

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