Put ALL of Your Trust in God
As a good Christian you likely have total faith in God; consider Him in all of your actions, consult with Him for all major decision. However, do you fully TRUST in Him? The knee-jerk reaction to that question is an astounding “Of Course!” so some clarification may be in order.
The problem isn’t an unwillingness to trust, as any Christian will gladly do whatever is required in the name of Jesus. The problem is that we are not conditioned to think that way anymore.
In subtle ways, we see it every day. For example, when a curious and questioning child declares their uncertainty about the existence of God, parents become stricken with fear. They suddenly get on the defensive and think of all the ways that they can combat this. They begin to question their ability to be effective parents and become self-conscious, instead of TRUSTING our Lord. Our God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He knows how this is all going to play out and He has a plan. Perhaps the child is being tested. Perhaps the parents are. The point is, no matter the outcome, it was God’s will so trust in Him.
Think of all the times you’ve had a loved one in a dire or tragic situation. Here, on earth, it can be hard to separate ourselves from those intense feelings. Worry, fear, anxiety all cloud our minds as we pray. However, does that show real trust? Instead of being overcome with negative emotions, TRUST that He has the situation in His hands. He will ensure the perfect outcome, even if it may not seem that way to you. We cannot truly understand the mind of the Divine, but where understanding fails, we must trust.
How about the nervousness and anxiety you feel before an opportunity you hope goes your way? So many of us have been in that situation. We want to get the job or the promotion. We want to get accepted into the school or get that grant. We are filled with anxious energy and a little fear of the rejection. This is especially heightened when we have a lot riding on the outcome. Instead of being concerned with the outcome YOU want, you should trust God will provide His outcome.
We get so caught up in modern life that we forget that when we put our fate in God’s hands, it works out the way it is supposed to. This is called living with purpose. When you fill the purpose intended for you by our Lord, worry, anxiety and fear are banished.
How To Trust More Readily
The problem isn’t an unwillingness to trust, as any Christian will gladly do whatever is required in the name of Jesus. The problem is that we are not conditioned to think that way anymore. Our society has become increasingly diverse and many cultures and religions are a part of it now, and that is a good thing. However, it requires a bit more focus on our part to our daily duties as Christians.
Some simple ways to readjust your thinking –
Read your Bible daily. Revisiting scriptures regularly helps to keep the mind on track.
Pray, all day every day. Regular communication with God will help to condition your mind to remember that He is always there, looking over you.
Spread the word. We acquire knowledge two times in life; once when we learn it and again when we teach it. Spread the good Word and not only are you doing good Work, but also reaffirming in your own mind the power of Christ’s love.
When you are able to “let go and let God,” you’ll discover an indescribable inner peace. That peace comes from trusting in Him.
For more information about how you can put all of your Trust in the Lord, call Mt. Moriah Ministries at (518) 426-4510