Trust is an interesting word. The dictionary defines trust the following way: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. In this context trust can be withdrawn in an instant. If someone does you wrong or if they don’t follow through on something. We as humans constantly give and take our trust.
What about our trust in Jesus? How often do we give Him our trust, only to be “disappointed” because He didn’t do what we wanted Him to do. Then we decide to do it on our own, which is a huge mistake.
Recently my income has been cut in half. Partly because of COVID-19 and various other reasons. So like a “Good” husband I have tried to take things into my own hands. I have been applying for work and even started with a full service shopping service. Shopping and delivering groceries. All in an attempt to fill in the gap. The world tells us this is what we are “supposed” to do and unfortunately we Christians fall into this trap. Yes I said trap, Satan is always trying to get us to forsake our reliance on God. This was Satans down fall, he wanted to be like the Father. There is only one true God.
The last two days my devotional has told me to forsake the worlds ways. This devotional was written 100 years ago. It has been encouraging me and other readers to rely or trust in Jesus. Not to take away that trust just because things aren’t going the way you or I thought they should. The devotion is only reinforcing what Jesus has already told me. He has told me that He is going to take care of us, my Honey and I. So my job, is to have my eyes and heart open to what He wants me to do. The rest is up to Him. I am reminded that Gods way are not my ways. Thank God for that!
In Matthew 6:25-30 Jesus tells us what it is like to let Him take care of us.
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So whether it is financial or health concerns, let’s continue to trust Jesus for our needs.
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!