- Religion and Philosophy
Do You Trust Him?Posted on January 22, 2011 by debradoo
You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God. ~Author Unknown
God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to. ~Elisabeth Elliot
Trusting in God is not some place where we will eventually ‘arrive’.
It is an ongoing process but the more we trust in Him, the more we see
God working in our lives, and the more we see Him working in our lives,
the easier it becomes to trust Him. Why is it so hard to trust God?
Well, for starters, He IS God. His thinking is not as we think. He
sees both the beginning AND the end. He does not submit to our
schedules or our ideas or our agendas, and His schedules, ideas and
agendas far exceed what we can think or do anyway. There is a common
bumper sticker that reads “God is my co-pilot”. This idea that God is a
co-pilot is EXACTLY how many of us think of God in our lives. As the
co-pilot. But, wouldn’t life be more rewarding if instead, we call on
God to be our pilot? I mean, afterall, He designed and built the
plane. He put in place the gravity. He knows more about thrust and
altitude than we could ever know or possibly comprehend. He designed
the controls of the plane and understands fully how to operate the
flight instruments and He is an expert on engine monitoring. He knows
more about departure and arrivals than all airports combined. He knows
the condition of the weather from city to city and He knows what effect
these conditions might have on the plane. His flightplan is far more
advanced than any flightplans constructed to this day or in the future
to come. He understands the dynamics of flight, better than any human
can fathom. So why would we dare think we need Him only as a co-pilot?
And there is another popular bumper sticker that reads “When all else fails, consult the manual” and displays a picture of the Bible. I mean, come on, when all else fails? Why not consult the manual first, then the likelihood of failure will diminish greatly.
But, trusting God is not an easy task and requires constant vigilance and awareness of His presence. Trusting in Him requires that we know what He expects of from us and we find this by prayer and Bible study. Trusting Him requires patience, practice, and diligence. Thinking that we have to trust God with all that we are or have or can do, can be overwhelming. But, we can take baby steps in learning to trust Him. We can start just by trusting Him in an area of our life that we have repeatedly tried to bring about positive results but to no avail. Begin by trusting Him in the little things and soon you will find yourself desperately needing Him in the bigger things. Trusting Him requires a conscious effort on our part but nothing compares with seeing Him at work in our day to day lives. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you learn to trust God. Are you ready? It is time to trust in the Lord. It is wonderful when we begin to bring God into our everyday agendas. But, it is even more wonderful when He begins to bring us into His everyday agendas. And He can only do this when we trust Him.