We hear so many words telling us to just “trust God more.” But is it really that easy? When the foundations of our lives have spun off-kilter, what then? How can trust be considered from a place of such upset?
The Cambridge-English Dictionary gives us the definition for the word “trust” as:
“to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable”Cambridge English Dictionary
Ah-ha. There is the real crux of the matter. Our trust is based upon the ONE we have been asked to trust. When that object of trust is the God of the Universe, how can we believe that He is good and honest and reliable? We can find the answers in His Scripture. He has given us His Word to show us how faithful he is.
The fear that paralyzes us can be turned to trust, when we meet the One who is utterly trustworthy. Our prayers can become the very places where our fearing is transformed into trusting.
Will you join us today, as we give those fears over to Him?
Would you join us together in prayer?
Dear Lord God,
We are astounded that Your Word meets us in our everyday places. Thank You for leading us in Your Scriptures this week,
“When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.” Psalm 75:3
Even as the earth around us seems to be quaking more every day, we have felt our own hearts shaking in fear. A diagnosis shatters our calm. A burden seems to break open upon our shoulders. A new pain etches a crevice into our lives. Oh, but thank You Lord, for the assurance that You speak over us now. You hold the pillars of this earth, and You will hold the foundations of our lives as well. Will You wrap your arms around our shaking hearts? Help us to rest in Your mighty strength this day.
We praise You our Lord Jesus,
Today, I invite you to join me over at the Chronic Joy Website again, where we are sharing this month’s Prayer Prompt of four prayers, one for each week of the month. I’ve chosen the third prayer to share here. Are you feeling the shaking that this earth is trembling through? I am approaching new possibilities for treatment again this week, as I await word from my Rheumatologist about the lifting of restrictions over my infusions. While I might feel trepidation and fear about the unknown, God is not taken by surprise. He would invite us to rest for a few moments in His Word together and lift our prayers to Him.
Click here to join me as I pause with God’s Word. He is delighted to listen to us.
And, please click here to join us as we pray for each request at the #PrayerPond.