Saturday, August 16, 2008

Trust

I say, "I don't know what we're going to do," or "How can we do this?" I worry. My mind is a battlefield. I get angry. I get sad. I wonder why. 

Trust is and has always been a problem for me. I hate that it's like this with my relationship with the Lord, whom I should trust the most. Then, I blame myself for every bad or inconvenient thing that happens to us. I ask, "God, what am I doing wrong?" Are blessings going to rely on me and my thoughts? Because that would be a bad thing. So, I battle my mind again ...

I know that God is bigger than my little thought in my mind. He looks past my faults and failures. He loves me no matter what, just like a good father would.

And, He says this:
Proverbs 3:5-6
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.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

And I just HAVE TO TRUST. Sometimes it's the only thing you can do.
                                       

12 Comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Praise God that when He looks at us, He sees His Son's perfect sacrifice and chooses not to give or take away based on our performance.

Living as a believer is much like when we initially trusted in Christ...all of His work on the cross and nothing of ours.

(I'm speaking this reminder to myself today...thanks my friend)

Wendi said...

Trust has always been a biggie for me too. This was a great post - really glad I came by today!
You know that things have haapened in my life which have shook my faith and trust to the core. Since none of us are immune to these things, I'm sure you have your own stories of being shaken. When those things happen it is so hard to get back up with a smile and say okay God - it's all yours! :) But when we do he sees that trust in him and he is so very delighted. I know you will be blessed. I know it's hard.

~T. said...

I think part of the reason there are so many verses about putting our faith and trust in Christ is because God knows how difficult it is for us to do just that...
And don't ever forget how gracious He is, He forgives us before we even realize we need forgiving...

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

"I blame myself for every bad or inconvenient thing that happens to us. I ask, 'God, what am I doing wrong?'"

I do this SO often...as if everything that happens (good or bad) is dependent upon ME and what I do. How self-centered I can be.

Great post!

Shelle said...

Isn't that we all seem to have problems with? Isn't Faith exactly that...trust? Trust that there is something higher and more supreme...loving with more mercy for our weaknesses!

Thanks for the great words and reminder! I love that about your blog.

Queen B said...

We sang that song in church this morning and I was just thinking very similar thoughts!!

Andrea said...

That song was convicting for me. I have been dealing with a personal situation now and want other people to change so badly because of the mistreatment they give to people. I have to give this one to God and trust that He will handle it. It is so hard to do though, but I'll keep trying and trust his will.

Daiquiri said...

This would be a great post for Seek The Lord Sunday...any interest in linking up? I know all of my 4 readers would love it ;)

Daiquiri said...

Dang, you're quick, girl! :) Sure happy to have your participation.

Blessings,
Daiquiri

Peggy said...

Blessings Mama Belle...Trust is a good lesson but a tough one to conquer or learn...and you are right...there is a battle in the mind! Great Scripture verses and song choice in EVERLASTING GOD!

Thanks for linking up so we can learn to TRUST along with you!

Andrea said...

Just one more comment on this. Can you tell me who that is singing? I recognize the voice but can't place her. I needed this song on my ipod last week...seriously.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Andrea,

It's The Desperation Band. Not sure of the girl's name. I'm sure you can get the song off ITunes.