Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Trusting God

It is easy to say that we trust God. Easy to "say". I mean it rolls of the tongue and the words are not difficult to pronounce. I say it all time.

In practice it is not so easy. In practice it is a struggle. To let go of the control and trust God with, and for, the stuff of life is hard.

We live in a world that has conditioned us to not trust anything. We have trouble trusting relationships, leadership and ourselves. So, who do we trust? Our world seems out of control so who do we let be in control?

At the heart of following Jesus is trust. Trusting Jesus with our lives. Trusting that when we let go of control that God is in control. Trusting that God will do what God says he will do. Trusting that God is all I need. Trusting that God will never leave me or forsake me. Trusting that with God all things are possible.

What I have learned in my life is that I can trust God. When I let go and let God have it, God is always faithful to me. God never has left me even when others have. God has never let me down even in the times I have let myself down. God cares for me and provides me everything I need. I can even trust that he knows my needs better than me. God has always provided.

So, now I sit in a waiting room while Delaney has a minor oral surgery. Did I say how easy it is to say "trust God"? It is time to practice it. I am giving up control because I trust God.

What practical way are you trusting God today? You can trust God. He is big enough and his grace is sufficient.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

1 comment:

Renea Lynch said...

I've been in that waiting room. :) And no matter what kind of surgery you have to stand back and see your child endure it's awful. Only God can see us through those times. Only God does. Knowing how hard it is to let go of a child and watch them walk away down that hall that you have no control over.... knowing the love you have for that child almost makes your heart want to explode it's so great. Leaves me to ponder the thought of knowing that God loves us even more than that.... is overwhelming and leaves me in awe.

God saw you through today. I wonder what miraculous thing He has in store for tomorrow. :)