Psalm 62:5-7. For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Will I doubt or will I trust? Such a vital question that pops up for me over and over again. Doubting indicates a need to understand in a way that is meaningful to me.
I think of doubting as the opposite of trusting. Will I doubt or will I trust this faithful Father?
Trust as a verb- an action I must continue; He is patient and faithful as I progress.
Will I trust this God of the universe who loves me more than I can imagine, who gave His only son that I might have reconciliation with Him? Seriously, who else would I want to fully trust? Trusting is NOT easy; I have to practice it. It is a mental exercise, a faith exercise that results because of a choice in my knowledge of who God is and what He has done for me. I must be willing to NOT NEED to know the answers to everything. It is enough that my God has ALL under control and has an eternal purpose in EVERYTHING that occurs. I am so thankful for this!
As a Jesus follower, I preach TRUTH to myself often. If I believe God’s WORD is Truth, then I must absorb it and allow it to become my thought pattern- I ask for desire, strength, and determination to do that. After salvation, It is THE most important aspect of my walk with Jesus.
Over the years, I have had big opportunities as well as small ones to make this choice. I fight to trust; I fight against doubt. I am always learning to trust in new areas.
“Rest is never found in the quest to understand; rest is found in trusting the One who understands it all.” Paul Tripp
By Coralyn Bunn