Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
One of the principles for growth in the Christian life is to trust God......in all circumstances!
In theory it seems straightforward, but in reality, many struggle to put it into practice. It’s a lot easier to think it rather than to live it.
Scripture is replete with examples of those who, like Abraham, learned to trust God and reaped the blessing which followed. However, we also read of those, like Lot, who chose not to follow the royal road of trust. As a result, he never entered through the door to deep fellowship with God that only trust can open.
A friend recently send me a copy of the following prayer an older farmer prayed in a rural farming community when he was asked to say grace. This is what followed: “God, I hate buttermilk and lard, and God, you know I don’t much care for raw, white flour. But God, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So God, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits. Amen.”
Many of the situations that God asks us to trust Him in are not palatable. Like the old farmer, we may even ‘hate’ them. But, while God is still ‘mixing’, we need to still trust Him. As Charles Spurgeon wrote;
God is too good to be unkind
He is too wise to be mistaken.
And when we cannot trace His hand,
We must trust His heart.
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