It’s about trust. Trust in the unknown. I wish I could say that I always trust God fully in everything and that I never try to make things happen on my own behalf. It’s like a bull in a china shop, this life of trusting God. No matter how much I pray or believe when the flesh gets in the way, I fumble around and begin to doubt God and his promises.
I know that God is well able to meet every need, but Lord, I pray that you help my unbelief. Try as I might I don’t always let God control my life. I have to get in the way. I have to be in control of everything and it is impossible, I have since discovered, to let go of my control, so that makes it a challenge for the Lord to direct my steps. He is always in control and he doesn’t forget to guide me through in spite of my issues.
The Lord knows what lies ahead and we would be wise to follow his lead and stay on the right path. One misstep could open us up to attack from the enemy that if we had but trusted God and obeyed his voice, we could have been protected.
Never in my lifetime have I know the Lord to turn his back on me when I humbly sought his face. He is longsuffering of all of my imperfections, and the bottom line is I need God. Not only when times are challenging or there is trouble on the horizon, but when times are wonderful and I am living in his blessings.
I have a choice to make: to be cursed or to be blessed. Ultimately it is my decision to live for God, and to be honest, I really do desire to live in his blessing. The blessing will overtake us if we learn to listen to the voice of the Lord. It says in Deuteronomy 28:2, “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.”
Isn’t it time to stop fighting your battles alone and allow the Lord to fight for you? I am ready to just listen to God’s word and let him take control:
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
In this week’s Lattereign, we learn to trust in the Lord and hide Under the Shadow of His Wings.