As we detail our troubles, we intend for our hearts to trust.
But we overshare our hopes while downplaying our fears. We try to back up our feelings of trust- a form of faith- with evidence and proof that it’s working. That things will get better “if.”
Our trust is half-hearted. So our hearts only feel half-secured.
That’s what real trust is: full reliance on the security of the Lord.
To trust in Him is to stake our hope and put our confidence in our Lord’s will.
Isaiah 26:3-4 says this:
“You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
We are not held within that perfect peace when we don’t trust in Him. Our body language, conversations, and dependencies betray us.
Why the wringing hands and nervous speech? Why don’t our hearts believe what they proclaim about God?
One reason? Our trust is divided.
There’s something else we’re relying on and it’s taking hold of half of that
and half of that
Our trust might be divided between God and money. God and spouse. God and ambition.
Whatever other thing we’re trusting in, it will disappoint us. And it will all the while compete for the heart that is best given wholly and completely to the Lord.
When we trust in God AND something else, we stand atop the rock, looking for stability, but holding our burdens above our heads. Then, we wonder why it’s so hard to balance.
Do you know the trust(ish)-dance?
For the next few weeks, I’ll be writing each Monday on something (or someone) I tend to trust in besides God.
I’d love for you to join me! Writers and non-writers are all welcome.
Send me an email message (here) by June 5th telling me about something you trust in besides God and/or how you seek to remove that unnecessary balance beam to stand more firmly atop the rock. If you’d like, we can arrange for a guest post in the series!
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