Today’s Reading: Numbers 19; Psalms 56–57; Isaiah 8–9:7; James 2
May 10, 2016
Who can you trust? Many people put their trust in a variety of things or people. People trust in diets, oils, knowledge, jobs, money, and organizations or individuals. People often trust in others and are upset and angry when they get let down. I want to share that this initial pain and suffering we go through isn’t the “end all be all” or a reason you can talk bad about a person, but a reminder where our trust needs to be. Our life is too short and fleeting for us to become angry at someone for breaking our trust causing a period of time where you reject that person. (I’ve selfishly made this mistake many times in my life including with my family.)
Psalm 56:4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. what can flesh do to me? – Amen
My prayer is that in our fleeting lives we are putting all our trust in God in all things. Understanding that by His grace and love we are here. The more trust you put in God with your life, the less afraid you will be. Share this faith with your family, children, and others. What an amazing and priceless gift to say I give it All to Him. Even in our deepest fear, pain, and sorrow, God cares! God understands. Like Jill referenced yesterday the testing of our faith (trust) produces steadfastness. (James 1:2-4) He knows everything about us including the number of hairs on our head and the plans he has for us. (Matthew 10:30 & Jeremiah 29:11)
There is a rare but serious condition in which an infant or child doesn’t establish a healthy attachment with parents or caregivers. This condition is called Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). This disorder may develop if a child’s basic needs of love and care are not met. This disorder reminds me of a life without God. The symptoms are withdrawal, fear, sadness, or irritability that is not readily explained. Sounds familiar. The treatment includes positive child and caregiver interactions as well as a stable and nurturing environment. To me, the treatment is God.
Psalm 56:11 In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
God is here! He is with us and he goes before us. For some he is just waiting for you to put all your trust in him. I know I still selfishly try to do things on my own and God reminds me that in all we do we should trust in Him.
- So what keeps you up at night?
- When do you replace your faith in God with worry?
- How do you live so others plainly see your trust in God?
Thank You for everything You do for us. Reminding us that it’s not about me, but You. Give us the courage and heart to be willing to surrender all aspects of our life to You. The true joy in our life comes when we surrender it all to you.
Here is a song to start off your day. Eye of the Storm
While listening look over some of these verses on trust.