“Trust in the Lord and do good”
The trust that God is talking of is a total and absolute trust in Him. As we learn and understand from Scripture it is a trust at a depth and height that we would not have imagined. It is only possible because of who He is, and because of His great and unchangeable love for us.
It is a trust that, in all circumstances in which we find ourselves, God is in control. Whether or not He changes the situation He will be with us and will bring us through. When we fall He will be there to help us up. When we sin He will be there offering us a way out, and waiting to forgive us when we repent and ask Him. When we are hurt or sick He will be with us to comfort and strengthen us. When we feel rejected, lonely, humiliated and in despair He will be with us to love, comfort and re-assure us.
He is certainly able to change any of our circumstances, but He is just as able to change us in the circumstances.
It is this trust that enables us, in any situation in which we might find ourselves, to not become totally self-absorbed. It sets us free to remember others and to seek to be a blessing to them. It is Jesus on the Cross – forgiving His persecutors, giving salvation to the thief next to Him, remembering the needs of His mother, and ending by saying to His Father, “Into Your hands I commit my spirit.” Total and unshakeable Trust in God.
Decide to trust God. Pray for the grace and strength to do so. Remind yourself regularly. Pray for His special grace and help where you need it. Keep reminding yourself – “I believe and trust in God.”
Father God, Thank You so much for Your wonderful love and commitment. Please help me to believe and trust in You more and more every day, and in all situations. Please help me also to be a blessing to others. In Jesus name. Amen.