Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 2: Is God Trustworthy?


Jen Final

Every day we make choices.  Every choice has some sort of effect on our lives, whether it be monstrous, miniscule, or somewhere in between the two. 

Do you ever have trouble deciding which choice to choose, which path to travel, which hand has the magic coin?  Do you have trouble discerning which voice in your head is pointing you in the best, most fruitful direction? 

I do.  Often.

When I sit there, the pros and cons of every possible scenario swirling in my head, the pressure of choosing best weighs heavily on my shoulders.  Sometimes the burden feels so heavy, I feel I might suffocate.  But the truth is, I don’t have to carry the burden.  I can choose to lay the choice down and ask God to help me see with eyes other than my own. 

But before we lay something down, we have to know if we are able to trust the God who is going to pick it up.  Is He trustworthy? 

The Bible says this:

The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
      reviving the soul.
   The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
      making wise the simple.
The commandments of the Lord are right,
      bringing joy to the heart.
   The commands of the Lord are clear,
      giving insight for living.
Psalm 19: 7-8

Challenge:  Think about trust in relation to your connection with God.  Spend a few moments writing out your fears of what might happen if you were to hand over your decision-making to Him.  Write down a few instances when you have felt that you could trust Him.  Have there been a few times that you think He has let you down?  What fears do you have that come with trusting God?  What excites you about trusting Him?

To read Day 1, please click here.

13 comments :

  1. although i struggle to let go of the burdens, i have never. been. let. down.

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  2. I have been doing something similar to your challenge for almost a week. So many things going on in my heart and one of my questions to Him has been...are you trustworthy? Thanks for the reminder He is.

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  3. Good questions.
    Yes. I felt let down when God did not heal my 12 yr. old son from brain cancer.
    But God is faithful and He is trustworthy and this is something I know from His Word and from my experience in relationship with Him.

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  4. A wonderful first step in any relationship. Last year, I went through a questioning period about the issue of trust with God. He was so good to me during that time--reassuring in ways that only He can. Blessings, Jen.

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  5. I am writing about all the little choices tomorrow. It's so true, in faith...in life. We have so many choices.

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  6. I know He is. His promises are good and true!

    Whenever I begin to doubt...I begin to pray and recite this verse - which I know you know Jen:

    "For I know the plans I have for you,
    declares the Lord,
    plans for welfare and not for evil,
    to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

    I don't memorize Scripture, but because I meditate on it, verses seem to stick to my memory easier.

    These posts are edifying and encouraging...anytime we take the focus of ourselves and keep it on Jesus - is all good :)

    Be blessed dear one,

    Mrs. M.

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  7. God brought the issue of trust to my heart last week...mainly that I am not trusting Him through the people He has put over me. Thanks for sharing, I am going to take time to stop and let Him speak to me through this...if I am worrying about anything than I am not trusting the source.

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  8. Trust is one of the biggest hurdles. I can let go usually after some prayer but quickly return to clinging to my fears. This is a great series so far!

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  9. thanks for this. I'm passing it on :).
    Blessings to you this day.

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  10. I love your challenges Jen. I'm pondering your questions while I domesticate today ;)

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  11. The challenges are the best. Tough, but spot-on questions.

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  12. I'm catching up with your posts today...this one is good. I'm at a place where I'm trying to know what voice to listen too...and I really would rather just hear His clear, audible, "DO THIS!" voice. =)

    Knowing is the difficult part...if I knew, I'd easily trust. =)

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