"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3: 5-6, NIV
Fear comes so easy
Why is it that trusting God with the tough stuff of life is so hard and fear is so easy? I know, really KNOW, that God loves me. He knows me. He provides for me and protects me. He knows my today and my future. He has good plans for me. He works in all things for my good because I love him - that's what Romans 8:28 tells me. So, if God is for me, why am I still so easily afraid? It's mind boggling - really. I try not to lean on my own understanding, but I still try to figure it out.
I suspect it's about control. It's not easy to just trust God - even though he is absolutely trustworthy - and be totally out of control. Reality is that I am totally out of control. After all, control is an illusion. What do I control? Truly nothing.
Choosing trust today
Today, as I spent time with God, I recommitted myself to trust and faith. It's about Jesus. It's about today. I just need to trust him today. I will choose to follow him today. I will take up his yoke today. And I will believe that he will keep me today. We will deal with tomorrow...tomorrow.
How will I accomplish this? Not by might or by power but by God's Spirit...as the verse in Zechariah 4:6 states.