This morning I had an enlightening conversation with a friend about trusting God. We talked about the difference of faith in God and trusting God. As we did, I was reminded of a few areas of my own life where trusting God is a challenge, one that I obviously need to deal with. I want to dig into this subject today and share my heart with you in hopes that it will help you examine your own heart in this area.
First of all, I want to share the definition of trust with you, this is from the Webster’s 1828 dictionary. Trust is defined as; confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person.
When I read the definition, especially ‘resting of the mind’ I had an uh-oh moment.
You see, I had not slept well the night before because my mind wasn’t at rest. I had been dealing with some things lately, and these things remained on my mind most of the night. Even though I had done all I could do, my mind kept going over the situation. All night long, unrest was in my mind. I knew when I read this definition that I was not trusting God to take care of it.
Immediately God began to show me areas of my own life where, although I believed I was in faith and faithfully declaring his word, I wasn’t totally trusting him to manifest his word in those situations…how do I know? Because my mind was not at rest in those areas.
Oh my goodness! How I love when God shows me things like this, compelling me to look into my heart and trust him in greater ways! I just love it.
God reminded me of a night that we had terrible storms in our area. At the time, Bryson was a baby. I called to check on Breanne because tornados had been sighted in her area. She said they were fine but she was afraid because of all the tornados around her, she asked me to pray. I told her I would pray and I hung up the phone. I prayed for her all night long, the next day I was exhausted from being up all night praying. She, on the other hand, came into work, bright eyed and ready for the day.
I said ‘Bre, how are you so rested with all the storms and tornados around you?’ She said ‘Mom, you said you would pray, I trusted you to pray, so I went to sleep.’ You see, she trusted me to do what I said I would do and pray. I apparently didn’t trust God to do what he said he would do and to protect her the first time I prayed, therefore I prayed all night long.
Trust – a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person.
My question to you today is this; are you trusting God completely? Are there areas in your life where your mind is not at rest?
The bible tells us in Hebrews 4:10-11; for the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
Our labor should be the labor to enter into a place of rest in God…what is that place of rest in God? It is a place of completely, 100% trusting God. It is a place of knowing and trusting that God will do exactly what he said he would do in his word or through prophetic words…that is our labor and the end of that labor is rest. It is a place where your mind is completely at rest, trusting God to fulfill his word.
Today, I ask you to examine your heart, examine your mind; search for areas where your mind is not at rest. If you find such an area, determine in your heart that you are going to trust God in that area. Repent of not trusting him and ask him to help you to trust him more.
Friends, I don’t know about you, but my life in God is a daily pruning, I certainly don’t have it all right yet, I don’t pretend to. Daily God is showing me things I need to adjust or change my perspective on and for that I am so grateful.
I love the scripture that says; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. (Psalm 17:15)
I won’t be satisfied until I awake in His likeness, therefore I welcome his correction and his pruning. I fully understand that he wants me to come up higher in him so that I can partake of the abundant life Christ died to give me…and I won’t quit until I am walking in the fullness of all he has for me.
Today, my goal is to trust him more and to trust him more completely. He is a good God, he won’t fail me, his word won’t fail me…if I only trust in him.