Have you ever been disappointed? You know, you had your heart set on something and it didn’t happen. You bought a lottery ticket and didn’t win, or you put a bid in on a job and didn’t get it. Did you give up? By the size of the lottery jack-pot, people are still trying! You just move on, don’t you?
Have you ever believed God for a miracle and it didn’t happen? For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” Romans 10:11. Why is that I wonder? As I sat with the Lord, I felt Him whisper, “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me.”
You can say it all day long until you’re blue in the face, but if your heart is not connected to God, He knows. He knows if you truly trust in Him or if you’re trusting in what you’ve heard about Him. He knows if He’s the only plan or if you have a back-up plan. He just knows.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. Psalm 37:5
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!” Psalm 91:2
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
If I truly trust in God, I won’t wallow in defeat or doubt. I won’t try to figure out what I did wrong so I don’t do it again. I will acknowledge that He alone is God and I trust His will, His way and His timing. Who am I to think I know the mind of God or assume I know more than He does? Doesn’t matter how smart you are, you’ll NEVER figure out God! But you can trust Him. Just when you think it’s over, He steps in. Don’t turn from Him when you need Him most.
Psalm 37 is one of my favorites because it’s all about the security of those who trust in the Lord and the insecurity of the wicked. When I hear a report that doesn’t line up with what I know is a part of my benefit package, I read this Psalm. I know the key to everything is based on my belief and trust in God and because of that, I’m never disappointed. Gods promises are always true and always on time.
I trust in You oh Lord. All of Your plans are perfect even when mine are flawed. I will continue to seek You and find You because with all my heart, I seek You. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.