I will trust you
Updated: Feb 11, 2020
"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."
- Psalm 56:3 (ESV)
I've done a couple of challenging things in my life, like run track in the blazing Texas heat (Never again!), wake up for an 8 a.m class, and take an Instagram fast. But in all seriousness, the most challenging thing that I’ve ever done is trust God. Yeah, I said it, you probably weren't expecting that, but I gotta be honest with you. I love to be in control and fully manage all the little details in my life, so trusting God hasn't always been easy for me. It has often felt like a risk and has required me to fully let go. I’ve had to follow God without the slightest clue of where He was taking me, with full confidence that He would lead me to a greater place. And although trusting God is a lot of work, I remind myself that every single relationship requires complete and total trust, and my relationship with my maker isn't any different.
Trusting God can be just like doing a trust fall, intimidating and frightening. But God will never allow His children to hit the ground, He will always catch them. Even while they are in mid-air, He is eager to hold them in His safe arms. I believe that God wants nothing more than to hear His children say “I trust you”. Whether the storms of life are active, or things are going just fine, God wants us to trust Him. Joseph trusted God while he was in prison, Moses trusted God while he journeyed through the wilderness, and Paul trusted God as he was being persecuted. Therefore you and I have no reason not to trust God.
There are infinite reasons as to why God should be trusted, but here are just a few.
God I trust you because you're in control
After coming out of a season of unmet expectations, trusting God seemed to be the most impossible thing ever. I didn't know how I was supposed to get over the disappointment and hand my desires over to God at the same time. I had to repent and begin to intentionally surrender my all to Him. It wasn't easy but I had to change my ways, let go, and let God. Not just in some things but in all things. I couldn't understand why some plans in my life didn't work out, and why some events simply did not occur. But while questioning God, I found that it was best to surrender and worship Him, because although some of my questions weren't answered, I knew that I couldn't go on without putting all my hope in Jesus.
God I trust you because you will never fail me
I used to try and “Help” God. I was convinced that He needed me to intervene but all He really needed me to do was stand still and fully depend on Him. So I decided to relinquish all my fears, and stop being afraid that He would somehow fail or disappoint me. Truth is I was scared that if I fully trusted God; then He would turn my life into something that I didn't want. And I must admit that God has transformed my life in many ways, and many areas of my life are unrecognizable, but He has changed things for the better.
God I trust you because you're reliable
As I laid in bed worrying one day, I told God that I was afraid of fully trusting Him. He then spoke so clearly and said: “I'M NOT YOU”. God was simply reminding me that He wasn't a mere mortal, but that He was the one and only Lord God! Meanwhile, I'm a human that's prone to make mistakes and shouldn't even be trusted to lead my own life. However, God is perfect! He can’t do any harm. He is worthy to be trusted because. He is always good, on time, and present. Why wouldn't I trust Him? On my best days I'm still a sinner in need of grace, but every single day God is worth trusting.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."
- Proverbs 3:5 (ESV)
God I trust you because you're always on time