June 23, 2020
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
2 Timothy 4:18
How well do you trust others? Have you ever flown on an airplane? If so you trusted someone who you didn’t know. Have you ever been on a trip on a charter bus? If so you trusted someone you don’t even know. Have you ever ridden in a taxi? If so you trusted someone you don’t even know.
I hope you get my drift. We trust people all the time we do not know. We trust people to cook and prepare our food at restaurants that we don’t even know. And on and on I could go.
If we trust these folks we don’t even know why is it we have so much trouble trusting God? We make our own way. We make our own decisions. We decide our careers. We decide about our mate. We decide about what church to attend. Why don’t we trust God with all of those decisions?
It is amazing to me how much we fail to trust God. Now I know we say we trust Him. I know we act like we trust Him. Yet if the slightest thing goes the wrong way we get all out of sorts because we don’t know how to handle it. We begin to wring our hands and shake our head and look as if the world is falling down around us. But don’t forget “We trust God.”
If we really trusted God maybe we would be less afraid of things we cannot control. Now believe me I know what it is to be scared. When we get bad news or something happens that we were not anticipating. We get frustrated because life is not supposed to deal a negative hand. Yet when we get a minute to reset we need to remember that God is in control. He is talking care of us. We are His children and He wants the very best for us. Sometimes we do not understand “God’s very best.” We don’t understand it therefore we worry about it. But don’t forget “We trust God!”
Paul said many things to his ministry son, Timothy. Hear these words, ““The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:18.) God is going to rescue us from every evil attack and He will lead us home. What else is there to be afraid of? What else is there to worry about? Nothing, remember “We trust God!!”
Dear Lord, help our unbelief. It is so easy to trust when things are going well. It is so easy to trust when we have no hiccups. It is so easy to trust when we feel like we are in control. Yet when things go south, we worry. Help us to just trust. We ask in Jesus name, Amen.