Monday, September 26, 2011

I Trust You

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.  Psalm 143:8 (KJV)

There are few human emotions more pleasing than to know you are trusted and that you can trust someone else.  On the surface of it, one would think that trusting God would be the easiest of matters.  Yet, distrusting God, doubting God is probably the prevalent feeling most people carry.  Adults turn jaded quickly when things don't go our way.  The more things that go wrong in our life, the more we blame God for ignoring us, or not being there for us to the point that we begin thinking, "What's the point in believing in God when God is never there for me?"

Oddly, though we are way more capable than God at finding ways to separate ourselves from Him,  we also find it easier than melting butter on a hot day to blame God as the one for leaving us.  "My prayer wasn't answered, so I can't believe in God anymore."  "What's the point of following God?  Good things happen to the bad people all the time."  But, God stands firmly and steadfastly by the covenant, and without any rational grounds or evidence whatsoever still says, "I place my trust in you."  Day in and day out God renews this trust even though every day we find a way to betray the trust.  So, why is it right to reject God the first time we don't get our way?  Holding onto God's trust is a matter of finding the right road upon which to place ourselves.  We can't hang out with doubters, non-believers, and people critical of our beliefs and expect for their anti-God attitudes not to rub off on us.  Daily we need to be waking up and saying to ourselves, how can I trust God more today?  "Let dawn bring news of your faithful love..."

Dear God, help me to place my trust in you.  Help my trust Thee more deeply, Love thee more dearly, hold Thee more tightly.  Amen.

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