When we talk about trust in the Bible, everyone knows the verse. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5) A fabulous go-to verse. Why else would it be so famous if it wasn’t so relatable? But I have some questions.
Honestly, trusting in God is one of the most amazing feelings ever when you truly, fully trust in Him, but it’s also one of the hardest things to do. And isn’t that the worst feeling? When you want and love to do something so much, but it is actually quite difficult to do? It drives me bonkers and I grow angry at myself. I get frustrated at myself and my sinful ways when I really just want to be fully and wholly trusting all the time.
Through that, I do my best to follow God’s Will and to trust in Him. Of course, I falter all the time, but it is constantly on my mind to be fully trusting. As Christians, we often try to help one another by saying, “Just trust in the Lord”. Sound judgment, but what I keep running into is the line where that stops. You see, I get so many fellow Brothers and Sisters who tell me to trust but the second I tell them I am trusting in God over something they don’t necessarily like, then it stops. I’ll give an example.
I know God has me in Dillon for reasons I’m not sure why, but I know it to be true. I also know that He doesn’t want me in college at the moment and that whatever job I end of taking, I take because He wants me there specifically. So when I hear God telling me to wait for the right job to come, I will wait. BUT, the second I tell people that I’m waiting for a job from the Lord, they stop telling me to trust in Him and instead say that I need to take “initiative.” So here’s my question:
If you truly believe that God is sovereign in every aspect of life, then shouldn’t you trust him in every aspect of your life too?
Maybe one job or one school in one human’s life sounds pretty trivial when it comes to the Creator of the Universe, but the fact is that He loves and provides for his Children. The Lord tends to the birds and the plants of this world, He’ll tend to us too. Our heavenly Father knows our needs and is a provider of those needs. Abraham had so much faith and trust in God, like wow. If we want to talk about trust then let’s talk about how he trusted in God enough to tie his own son to an altar as a sacrifice before getting a lamb provided. Because he trusted first.
My summary of this whole confused rant is this: There is no line to trusting in God.
We don’t just trust Him when bad things happen to us, but we trust in Him in ALL things. We trust in His abilities to find us jobs and to help us put food on the table because when it comes down to it, we do none of those things on our own. Jesus said to not worry about any of those things and to FIRST seek His kingdom and His righteousness. So that’s what I’ll do. To the best of my abilities.
And lastly, as great as Proverbs 3:5 is, let us not leave verse 6 out, “in ALL your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
I love you all.
*insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.