Trusting in God can be difficult. We can find ourselves trusting more in our wealth, doctors, politicians, family, or pastor. Trusting God requires faith and patience. It can be scary.
A couple of weeks ago I found myself with a need. I begin reasoning in my head how I was going to meet the need in my own strength. Fear crept in. I made a plan that relied only on me and my natural resources. I was not trusting God. I was trusting me.
But that night as I lay my head on my pillow, the Holy Spirit reminded me of who I am and whose I am. So I relaxed. I prayed a simple prayer, “Lord, here is my need. I give it to you and I thank you that you will provide.” I went to sleep in peace. I placed my trust in God.
Within the next two days, God provided. It did not look anything like what I thought it would. But it was provision above and beyond what I could ask, think, or imagine.
God is calling us to trust Him this morning. His provision has no side effects. No fine print. He can and will do exceedingly above what we can ask, think, or imagine. Trust your Heavenly Father this morning!
“Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet when you relied on the Lord, he delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians.”
2 Chronicles 16:8-9, 12 NIV