Who Are You Going To Trust?
“It’s hard to hear from God when you have your mind made up.” - Dr. Mike Whitson
I am sure most of us have heard someone say that they have “trust issues.” Meaning that this person has a hard time trusting others. I am afraid sometimes as Christians we develop the same problem when it comes to trusting God completely. We have problems and difficulties come our way and many times we instinctively choose to find our plan for dealing with the problem and never taking it to God.
I wonder how often we make our minds up about something without spending time in prayer or God’s Word to see if our solution lines up with what God has to say. In my life, I have been guilty of doing this so many times. You would think that with all the mistakes I have made doing it this way that I would have learned that not choosing to trust God is never the best option.
On the other hand, I have found God to be so faithful over the years and worthy of me trusting Him with every aspect of my life. Years ago, I found Him faithful and trustworthy in leading me to my wife. At first, I tried to find someone on my own and that proved to be very unfruitful. When I turned that process over to God and trusted Him with the results, God led me to the greatest gift of my life, outside of salvation, in my wife.
When I became a father, I struggled with how to raise my children and leaned heavily on my own wisdom. This too proved to be so frustrating and I quickly learned that being a parent was all about following God’s plan completely and trusting Him with the results. From that experience, God did miraculous things with my kids and has grown them up to be intimate followers of Jesus Christ. He has given me joy through their lives and walk that I would have never experienced had I continued to raise them on my own.
Over and over in my life God has proved so faithful and trustworthy. Yet, there are times that we all wander back to the idea of trusting ourselves or someone else in day to day aspects of life. I am convinced that if when faced with a decision or crisis we would, as believers, take a step back and consider all the times in our lives when God has shown Himself so strong and trustworthy in our lives then I am sure we would choose more often to trust God.
The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:5 conveys this idea when he says: “I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.” Paul is telling the church at Corinth that he has modeled for them the principle of completely trusting God and relying on His power alone so that they too might learn to trust in the power of God.
I pray that we all would learn to seek God first with the details of our everyday lives and keep our minds and hearts open to the voice of God so that we might hear daily what He has to say to us. God does have great things planned for our lives if we will learn to trust Him!