“I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you and you can give me glory.”Psalm 50:15, TLB
When you are in trouble, where do you put your trust?
Maybe you are continuing on your skills, money, friends, or power to get you through the trouble. Whatever it is, if you aren’t trusting your Creator, then you are trusting something He made – and it wasn’t designed to hold your trust.
We love to overcome our problems on our own because it feeds our ego.
Sometimes we don’t trust God because we can’t see Him, and He doesn’t always speak to us directly. We hide behind an excuse that say, “If God would show Himself to me, I’d trust Him more.” The truth is, you trust in things you can’t see – all the time. You can’t see a cell phone signal, but you trust it. You can’t see the WiFi, but you trust it to get you on the internet.
Trusting your phone is easy, but trusting God – especially in times of trouble – is really difficult. That’s’ because trusting God means you need to stop relying on lesser things like money or friends. WiFi won’t ask you to change your life, but God loves you enough to help you become more like Jesus. It’s a better life, but it’s not easy.
Are you willing to trust in the One who is unseen but more reliable than anything in all of creation?
“Dear God, forgive me for trying to handle problems on my own. I am not big or powerful enough, but you are. Show me where I need to trust you and give me the strength to hold on only to you. I give you my life. Amen.”