The word trust means “firm belief in the reliability or in the ability of someone or something”. Our confidence comes from what we trust in, it’s just human nature. If we buy a tv we have confidence that when we go home and plug it in it will work. We trust that the seller gave us what we paid for. In our spiritual lives, this trust is a dilemma, we tend to put our trust people instead of putting our faith in HIM… we put our trust in what we see and at times feel over confident in our own ability.
Unfortunately, trusting in our own ability will not take us far. This is because when a challenge is harder than we can bear we feel fear, confusion, and disappointment. Everyone needs help. Don’t get me wrong, we need to trust others as well, but we need to mainly focus on God. Ecclesiastes says “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.” Friends are there for us when times are tough. We just need to make sure we are surrounded by the right people. People that will help us grow and push us to be better every day.
The Bible says that those who put their trust in the Lord will renew their strength and soar on wings like eagles. When we put our trust in the Lord we are not working in our ability but in the ability of God. It says “they run they will not grow weary, they will walk they will not faint”. The strength that comes from the Lord will keep us going and fills us with peace. This releases anxiety and gives confidence. It removes fear and makes us bold, it heals our failures and fills us with grace. It wipes away our past and gives us new hope and a great future.
Since I’ve been back I am learning who I can trust. I read what people are writing about me and somehow find a way to trust God that it will be ok. Honestly, I just want it to be over. The truth is, no matter what I say or do, I’m going to have to live with this for the rest of my life. I don’t know what God has in store for me yet, but I can tell you one thing, I’m not going to live in sadness or shame. My life will be a testimony of God’s love and grace. Just like John 3 said, “He must increase but I must decrease.” and in 2 Corinthians 12, “His strength is made perfect in weakness.” No one is perfect, that’s why God gives us grace to overcome the fear, confusion, and disappointments in our lives today. He tells us to cast our burdens on Him for he cares. I am saying Lord I can’t figure it out on my own, lead me and guide me where I should go.
God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die
-So will I, by Hillsong UNITED
Take a moment to think about where your Faith is. Make a decision to trust God’s ability in everything and renew your strength.
Who do you put your trust in?