Trust is a word that we all know and use but do we really know the true meaning of trust. Webster’s dictionary states the definition of trust as: “belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.” and “one in which confidence is placed,” last but not least “a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship: something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another.”
I’m not going to discuss trust as far as trusting a person but trust as far as God goes. Trust is the word that I chose as my one word for 2013, the word that I would live by. Boy have I failed big time and I mean big time. And I find myself reading a particular passage out of the Bible, that passage is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (NIV) Wow!! Is what I say every time I read it followed by how hard is it to trust the Lord and not try to fix it yourself? For me it is a struggle everyday, and when I say everyday I mean every second of every day. Trusting God should be as easy as riding a bike (as some will say but for me I don’t know how to ride a bike! SHHHH!!!!) Right!! Wrong its not that easy and why is not that easy? Human nature, freewill, sin just to name a few reasons.
Right now, lets talk about trust and the bible… Throughout the Old Testament we see the word trust and hear about how Abraham trusted the Lord, Joshua trusted the Lord, Noah trusted the Lord, David trusted the Lord and the list goes on and on. I reflect on Psalm 9:10, “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you,” and see how God’s words ring true that He has not forsaken us because we do seek Him and we do trust Him but only when we feel we need to. I don’t know about you but I can trust Him in the little things but when it comes to big things, I run and hide and try to play Ms. Fix it. Telling myself, “I can do this, I don’t need any help, and it’s my problem.” And all the time I am saying these things, God is sitting back and laughing saying “No you can’t, Trust me, lay those burdens down at My feet and let Me handle them.”
Why can’t I be like David when he said, “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” (Psalm 25:1-2, NIV) and “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” (Psalm 28:7, NIV) How easy would life be if I chose to trust in the Lord more than I do know? How much stress would I loose? How happy would I be? Those are the questions we should be asking ourselves over and over and over, until we have it drilled in our minds that we should put all of our trust in God and not in money, people or whatever else we put our trust into.
One thing I am certain of is know matter how many times I don’t put my trust in God and I try to do the things myself, that God still loves me and is there to help me up. But after all the bruises, shouldn’t I trust God with all m problems? Yes I should!!! Starting today, November 21, 2013, I will trust in the Lord, I will lay my burdens down at His feet; I will stop being Ms. Fix It and let go of the reigns. Who is with me??? Who is ready to Let Go and Trust God?????? I want to hear from each one of you, leave me a comment!!!!!! I’m all in and I am ready to Trust and Obey for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to TRUST and obey!!!!!!!!!