“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
In the Waiting
Have you noticed how much waiting on God takes trust?
Do you trust that God is good even when you don’t understand what He is doing? Do you trust Him to give you what you need? When you’ve been waiting for months, even years, for that one thing, can you still say you trust Him?
What if the answer is “no?” When the answer is no we learn very quickly where our trust and hope are really placed. If we can say, deep in the deepest places of our souls, we are at complete peace whether the answer is YES or NO, then our trust and hope is in the right place — God alone.
If, however, we feel we can’t go on and that life is no longer worth living after we are given the answer of “no” from God, then we know we’ve placed our hope in that one thing we were waiting and praying for.
Where is your trust today? What are you waiting on? Are you waiting on God or waiting for Him to give you that one thing you’re longing for?
Lord, I proclaim my trust in You. I proclaim this trust knowing that sometimes my trust in You is wobbly and weak and I need Your help and grace to grow it. Lord, help me to trust You with all my heart, help me not to lean on my own understanding. Help me to acknowledge you in all that I do and I trust You to make my paths straight. You are trustworthy, Lord. You are faithful and good.