Jesus tells us all to trust Him.
He says…I love you and want to give you all good
Trust me; trust that I indeed know not only what you need but also what you want.
Trust that I know you more than enough to give to you the things you need and want at the right times.
Trust that I know the right time; the right things to give.
Trust that I not only have the power to make good things happen in your life but I also have the desire to give those things to you.
Always trust that I do know best. Always.
I know the big picture of your life. I do!
Past, present and future.
I know the caveats of all your relations,
all your problems,
all your choices,
all your emotions,
all of your heart.
Trust me with your heart as well as your life.
I know my plans for you.
bless, not disappoint.
Father, have mercy on us when we are being untrusting. Help us to completely trust You. To trust You in the middle of chaotic circumstances. Circumstances may appear to be insurmountable
to us but they are never beyond Your power. Show and teach us to trust.
Psalms 5:11 - But make everyone rejoice who puts his trust in You Keep them shouting for joy because You are defending
them. Fill all who love You with Your happiness. (LB)
Psalms 31.1 - Lord, I trust in You alone. (LB)
At Work In Us
Today's devotional was about trust. Well, that's how I interpreted it. The word trust was only used once, but in my mind that was the
theme. But when I read the first scripture given, I noticed there was a tiny, little clause which caught my attention. In Ephesians 3:20..."his mighty power at work in us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope." So,
this says to me that we have some obligation. Afterall, the sentence could have read...by this mighty power, he is able..., but it doesn't, even thugh he IS able with or without us...and sometimes in spite of us. There are times he requires something from
us because ... it is for OUR good: to obey, to learn, to strengthen. Our obligation is to allow our GOd to BE at work in us, to live in our hearts, our spirits, and minds. He can accomplish anything without any hellp from us, and does at times. But sometimes
our particiipation is needed, for our good!
Can you imagine a teacher standing at the chalkboard writing the alphabet, but never requiring the students to write also? So, that sums up my take.
Here is the devotional from Jesus Calling:
I am able to do far beyond all that you ask or imagine. Come to me with positive expectations, knowing that there is not limit to what I can accomplish. Ask My Spirit
to control your mind, so that you can think great thoughts of me. Do not be discouraged by the fact that many of your prayers are yet unanswered. Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon me, to trust me in the dark. The more extreme your circumstances,
the more likely you are to see my power and flory at work in the situation. Insatead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for my florious intervention. Keep your eyes and your mind wide opento all that I am
doing in your life.