"The very area where you are most tempted to distrust God is the
very place He has most chosen to trust you." - Beth Moore
When I first read this quote I thought , "that's good. I should share it" . Today as I was scrolling through my facebook page I saw it again and I thought , " that's AMAZING" . The more I read it the more floored I am by the idea . God trusts me . WHAT IN THE WORLD ??!!! I mean , it only makes since , right ? He called me , I answered . I work daily at better understanding His word and loving His people . So, of course He would trust me , right ? It became an even more real thought when I was sharing it with a friend going through a difficult situation . Not long ago we sat asking the question , "why did God let this happen when I was trusting Him so much ? " . Answer : BECAUSE HE TRUSTS US !!!! He trusts me to turn to Him in these times . He trusts that I have learned from the past that He is ever faithful to His promises and to His children . He trusts me to use even these difficult times as a way to glorify His name . I now have a brand new perspective on all the "why's" .
Why did the Lord allow me to have this relationship only to end it ? - He trusts me to learn and grow from it . He trusts that I will now look even harder on His face to see the reflection of one worthy of His child's heart .
Why did I have to turn down that opportunity ? - He trusts me to know that if it isn't 100% peace from Him , it isn't peace at all .
Why is it taking God so long to move ? - He trusts me to use this time well .
I think that I spend so much time focused on my need to trust Him in situations , with relationships , and everything else that I have completely missed the enormity of the truth that God trusts me !!! He trusts me !!! All this time I have been thinking it's about learning to trust Him , when in all reality it has been about learning how much He trusts me . I am His child after all . Brought up in his teachings & tested in His way . An earthly parent raises their child and then sends them off to college , a mission trip , etc. they trust that they have raised them right and to make the right decisions while away . Wouldn't it be the same with our heavenly Father ?! He is trusting me in this time that we are apart .
Don't get it confused . As a Christian on a daily walk it is still VITAL that I continue to find Him trustworthy . What has changed is the realization that He has found me trustworthy as well . What a huge responsibility ! I am so grateful for this revelation in my world . I think it will affect me in every aspect of my life now . In what ways do you see the Lord trusting you ? Does it bring you amazing peace ? When I read the definition of the word trust I became even more astounded by this idea of God trusting me . I'm so grateful for His constant, sometimes subtle , but ever astounding movement in my life . Lord , I pray to be worthy of your trust .
Definition of TRUST
a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or somethingb : one in which confidence is placed
a : a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
2 Samuel 7:28
O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you
have promised these good things to your servant.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight