Studying hope made me realize I needed to learn more about trusting God. Oh, and I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again…
The #3030challenge is life-changing!
Outwardly my life isn’t much different except I’m more active in the Christian community. But inside, I’m growing and I can tell!
I’m not where I could or should be in my faith, but if you knew the skeptical know-it-all can’t-tell-me-nothing type of Christian I used to be… #progress
Anyway, so back to trusting God. It was another one of those topics the Bible has a lot of verses on. When the Bible speaks a lot about something, it gets my attention. It lets me know, “Hey, Rae, this is important!”
I’m kind of a control freak, trusting anyone is an issue. My idea of trust used to mean I invested so little that if that trust was betrayed, I wouldn’t suffer the loss.
That wasn’t really trust at all.
- Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10)
- Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
- Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. (2 Samuel 7:28)
Real trust means exposing yourself despite the risk- because you’re confident that the one you’re trusting won’t betray that trust.
And God is the most trustworthy. He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t make promises that aren’t kept. After over two decades of life, I’m finally starting to understand that about Him.