God asks…”Do you trust me?” We waver back and forth in our decision to trust Him. Often we take matters into our own hands with the attitude, I can do it on my own.
God asks…”Do you trust me?”
Do you trust me enough to:
- 1. let go and let me be in control?
- 2. step back and wait on me?
- 3. accept my forgiveness?
- 4. accept the sacrifice of my Son, Jesus, for your sins?
- 5. accept salvation that is offered freely?
- 6. give me all the burdens dragging you down and keeping your mind unsettled?
- 7. help you forgive someone who has hurt you deeply and pray for them?
- 8. heal your wounds inflicted upon you by a spouse? Child? Friend? Co-worker?
- 9. give you strength of character, wisdom, and knowledge to face the questions and the answers encountered in daily living?
- 10. forgive your spouse, friend, or family member who turned their backs on you, slandered your name with lies, and refused to accept responsibility for their behavior?
- 11. trust me and be obedient to my Word?
- 12. accept my love?
- 13. follow me?
Do you remember the song Trust and Obey? “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey.” It was one of the first hymns I learned to play on the piano. My sisters and I used to play church all the time. Believe it or not, I was always the preacher. Amazing, because I was a shy little girl. My sister, Glenda, played the piano, and my sister, Diane, and I were the singers. Singing and playing church were two things I enjoyed besides riding my bike. Church was one thing we knew. Every time the doors opened we were there.
I am thankful that my Mother taught me the love of Jesus and encouraged me to follow Him. There is no greater gift we can give our children than to teach them of Jesus and His love, to trust and follow Him accepting His gift of salvation.
We grow up. Life happens and through the difficult times our faith and trust in Him falters. Doubts assail our thoughts. We waver in our trust of God wondering and questioning Him in the midst of pain, suffering, loss, and difficulties. Eventually we realize that living life on our own is not working and we turn to Him. The words of the song are true; “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey.”
Lord, may our answer to the questions today be, “yes”, and may each of us surrender all to you trusting in your unfailing love. Help us to rejoice in you as you heal the pain that disrupts our joy and robs us of precious moments with our family and friends and the joy of living.
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you. Psalm 9:10
October 7, 2015
Trust and Obey – John H. Sammis and Daniel Towner