Talking about trusting God is easy.
Writing about trusting God is fun.
Singing about trusting God is enjoyable.
Reading about trusting God is encouraging.
But do I really do what I’m reading and singing and writing and saying? Am I truly trusting God on days like today while dealing with issues of uncertainty?
Do I? Am I?
I trust keys or codes to open doors. I trust food to taste good. I trust a bank to keep money safe. I trust a counselor to be confidential. I trust a phone to give me directions. I trust friends to mean what they say.
But do I trust God?
I say I do.
I hope I do.
Trusting is a choice. I must choose to believe. Not depending on feelings or proof or an outcome. While waiting, while noticing a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts, while praying and typing these words, I must choose to trust.
I claim theological belief in a Father, a Son, a Spirit. I declare ancient and modern stories of miracles are true. I state doctrinal positions about what might seem, or feel, impossible. Just as I choose to believe no matter how I feel or what is happening in the present, I can also choose to trust this One I believe in.
Can you? Can you place your trust in God today, no matter how you feel or what seems to be occurring around you?
Let us trust.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. (Psalm 28:7 NIV)