Thursday, January 2, 2014

~ Trust ~

"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
1
a :  assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b :  one in which confidence is placed
2
a :  dependence on something future or contingent :  hope
b :  reliance on future payment for property (as merchandise) delivered :  credit <bought furniture on trust>
3
a :  a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another
 

Psalm 13:5

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.
 

Proverbs 3:5-6

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
 


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