TRUST

There's a popular christian song that talks about trusting in God even when he doesn't move the mountains, part the waters, or give us answers. But still it repeats I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you.

We are commanded to trust the Lord in everything, with all our heart. Not only that, but we are also told not to rely on our own wits. In the me-centered culture of the world today, it seems impossible not to fall into self-help books, manuals and wondering what we can do to make what we want to happen.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART

Trust: firm belief in the reliability, ability, or strength of someone or something.

We are commanded to have a firm belief in the ability and strength of our God. Well of course we believe God has the power to make things happen, right? Don't we? Or, do we worry at the first sight of a storm in our life? Through worrying, we are not trusting in Him.

Instead, we should humble ourselves by handing over our anxieties to Him(1 Peter 5:6-7) The trust is, that even through the trials of life, God makes all things work together for the good of those who love him(Romans 8:28).

 

LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING

Wisdom does not come from earthly sources. We cannot look into ourselves and past experiences to understand how this world works. Wisdom is the application of Godly knowledge to our lives.

Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
Proverbs 28:26

To trust in our own understanding is foolish, as we all have sinful hearts. All of us have sinned, and fall short of God's glory(Romans 3:23). Instead of leaning on what we think we know, we should seek Godly wisdom through prayer and scripture.

 

HE WILL LEAD US

In John 14:1 Jesus tells his disciples not to let their hearts be troubled, and to trust in Him. In Matthew 6 Jesus says that we should not be anxious about our life and the needs or desires we have, because God will provide for us like He does for animals. They don't worry about food, yet the Lord provides it for them.

So in everything, we should commit ourselves to the Lord. In all that he plans for us, we should be seeking His will. When we trust Him, He will help us by making our paths straight(Proverbs 3:6, Psalms 37:5)

When it doesn't seem like God is answering our prayers, moving the mountains, or working in ways that we understand, we need to remember to seek Him. We need to place our trust in Him that He will work out the storms, and He will help us through them. 

I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you.