“As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” 2 Samuel 22:31
Trust. What is trust? To commit to the care of another with assurance. I’ve heard people say, ‘I trust God!’ but when it doesn’t turn out as they thought, their confidence is shattered.
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”
Stop trying to figure out the why, what, when and where. Just acknowledge His ability to light up the right path at the right time and rest. Keep your eyes in the Word and your thoughts on His ability to deliver on His promises.
Trust is where the truth of Gods Word speaks louder than the trial we face. When we refuse to allow pain to push the Word from our heart. When we stare death in the eye and laugh because our confidence in God is just that sure. O grave, where is your sting? Death, where is your victory?
Two weeks ago, I watched a friend travel the trust path with his wife. She had been diagnosed with a brain tumor over 10 years ago and they had stood on the Word and trusted God for healing. He came home from church to find his wife in a coma and unresponsive. 3 days later, the doctors removed most of the tumor and told them not to expect any response for 3 weeks.
After surgery as the nurse got her settled, he asked for a few minutes alone with her. He made a remark about how hot she looked with all the tubes coming out of her mouth and she turned and glared at him. 2 nights later, all the tubes were removed and she was following commands. Now at two weeks, she’s walking, talking and eating on her own.
Trust is big with God. The more you intimately know Him and His Word, the deeper your level of trust. My friend intimately knew that. Didn’t mean it wasn’t hard. Didn’t mean he didn’t need people surrounding them with the Word and prayer. But his continued trust in God even when things didn’t go the way they planned, has met the exponential curve of the grace of God on their lives.
Until Tomorrow-Keep Trusting,