I read something today that really caught me. It said, “trust Him, for that is how we love Him.”
Psalm 91:2 (AMP) I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
Think about it. How do we show that we love someone? I just spent a bit of time with my grandchildren. They trust me about a few things. They know that I’m going to undoubtedly say something that will make them laugh. They trust that I will feed them. They trust that they are safe when they come to spend time with us. All these things add up in my mind to the fact that they love me.
Well, our Father longs for the same thing. When we read His Word, we’re showing Him that we trust in what the Bible tells us. When we get a nudge from the Holy Spirit about, oh say He wants us to tell someone something, and we go ahead and do it, we’re showing that we trust Him. When we reach outside our comfort zone and tell someone about how much our heavenly Father loves them, we’re showing God that we trust Him, His Word, and His directives that this is exactly what we’re supposed to do.
God longs for us to trust Him and in so doing, we display our love for Him. Father, I pray that today and all my tomorrows I will trust you more and more with my life, my purposes, and my directions. I may not know where You are necessarily taking me at any given point in time, but Lord, I want you to help me trust you in those unknown moments.
God is so tremendously magnificent and creative, if we were to know what the next moment, or day, or week looked like, we’d more than likely make a mess of things. He will do so much more than we can imagine or think. Ask God to help you trust, even when you don’t have a clue what’s happening around you and you can’t seem to make heads or tails of where God is taking you! This is why it is so important to remember where you’ve come from. Did you get to this point because you did everything correctly? I don’t think so. What DID the Lord do for you in those times past? Remember those moments…they will help you trust in these moments of questioning or darkness or just stillness.
Trust Him…He’s smiling every time you do!
Thanks Linda, this was an excellent word for me. I hadn’t realized how putting my trust in God is also showing my love for him, or on the flip side, how I’m being unloving when I try to lean on my own understanding. It’s amazing how putting it together brings so much insight into where he wants me to be.