“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5, 6 NIV)
Confession time: I have trust issues. I am on a road trip today. There are many miles to go before we sleep (thank you Robert Frost) and currently I am in the backseat. This is not my seat of choice. Truth be told I would much rather sit in the driver’s seat. My preference of seat choice isn’t because I don’t like the backseat, it is because I have trust issues. I would rather drive because I trust my own abilities over other people, even those close to me (sorry honey).
Is this trust issue rational? No. But it is my issue, my bane, my crutch.
Can you relate?
Do you have trust issues as well? On a spiritual level how much do you trust God? Do you have trust issues with Him? Is it hard for you to let go of the control you have over your life?
You are NOT alone!
How can we learn to trust?
Look back at your life. Have you experienced God’s blessings? Can you count your blessings. Those are gifts from God. He is faithful to you and to me. The Psalm referenced above refers to an understanding that is not our own.
So what happens when we stop leaning on our own understanding and instead lean on God’s?
–we find a remedy for our trust issues
Here is a realization that we must all come to if we are to overcome our trust issues : we do not know it all!. We don’t know what tomorrow holds -God does.
You know that phrase “Let Go and Let God?” I must admit that I’m not a big fan of this phrase. It’s not because it isn’t true, it’s because it requires me to relinquish my assumed control over MY life.
Do you have trust issues with God? You and me… We’re in the same boat. If we are to overcome this trust issue, we need to start off slowly and let go of an inch of our life at a time and give it all to God. It will take time, but don’t discount the power of the Holy Spirit to help you as you attempt to let go.
-Just a thought.