“We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.”
Do you have trouble trusting God at times?
You are not alone. Many of us walk on wobbly legs when it comes to trust, especially when a situation doesn’t go the way we hoped.
We ask questions like:
“Did I hear you right?”
“Have I done anything wrong?”
Then when we are desperate we cry out:
“Why have you abandoned me?”
It is in these moments where I believe God wants us to trust him the most. He desires for us to rest in Him even though we don’t see the solution. If we’ve been called to a task, He says, “Quit worrying. Let me handle it.”
He also wants us to remember all the situations he brought us through before.
I’m in that place of shaky trust right now, but God continues to remind me of who He is in my life. He is my Jehovah Jireh, my provider.
He reminds me of this in many ways, including through songs. At church the other day, the guest soloist was Mack Brock, the lead singer of the group “Elevation Worship.” He sang one of the group’s great worship songs entitled “Do it Again.” It has become my theme song during this stretch of shaky trust. The opening lines are: “Walking around these walls I thought by now they’d fall but you have never failed me yet.”
The walls around a project I am currently working on will not fall. I feel like Jacob wrestling with God until He blesses me. However, I thought back to all the other “God projects” I’ve had on my plate and I remember he did not fail me in those. I am crying out, “Do it again!”
Is your trust shaky right now? If so, stop and think back about God’s faithfulness. Know that he can remove any mountain blocking victory, and then praise him in advance for what is coming. He may be testing you to see if you’ll trust Him. Despite the roadblocks. Despite the uncertainty. Despite the appearances.
He is faithful.
He has a plan.
He will not fail you.