Trusting God

How much do you trust God? Are you willing to trust Him with everything? Or are you only willing to trust Him with the things you think you can’t control? Do you only turn to Him when things have gotten out of control and you are at the end of your rope?

We often forget that God is always there. He’s there when wake up and when we go to sleep. He’s there when we have our morning coffee and when we eat our supper. He’s there on our drive to work and during the meeting that never seems to end. God is every present, also known as omnipresent. He is all knowing, also known as omniscient. God is there, so why don’t we trust Him with everything?

We lean on our own understanding, our own judgment to determine what our priorities are for the day. We lean on ourselves to decide whether to keep a piece of clothing or donate it to a charitable organization or to throw it away. We trust a friend or family member to give us advice about a relationship. Why not trust God?

Trusting God and asking Him to guide us doesn’t mean we ask God a million questions a day. It does mean that we spend time in prayer each day asking Him to guide us in all we do. It means having that close relationship with Him, one that we’ve built over time and continue to build every day. It means being of the same mind as God so that we know He is guiding us.

God guides us by working through His Spirit. The Holy Spirit talks to us in small nudging’s, a whisper on the wind, and sometimes through other people. We can be confident our decision is in keeping with God’s desires for us when we feel a deep internal peace about it. This isn’t a peace that comes from doing what we want, but a deep peace that we get when we know the decision is the right thing to do.

God doesn’t ever leave us. He guides us as long as we are willing to listen and see where He wants us to go. He provides the light to guide us along the path. We are to follow the path that He lights up for us.

I pray each one of us will decide to trust God today. I pray each of us will decide to follow the path He is guiding us to take. Trust God. Follow His light. Spend time with Him in prayer. God is always there. He will never leave you alone.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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