More often than not, I find myself doubting God’s ability to make all things work together for His good. Instead, I question His promises. My selfish and arrogant nature often leads me to first attend to my needs. If all is well with my life, it is easier for me to take a step back and attempt to see the big picture of what God is doing in my life. But when things are awry, I can only focus upon the immediate circumstances and refuse to see how it can work toward God's plan for my life. How narrow minded and short sighted this is.
God commands me to trust in Him with all my heart. But so often, my trust is far from complete and perfect. And yet, God still blesses me. Why?
If I was in the place of God, would I extend a similar grace and mercy to myself or another who failed that trust? Thanks be to God that He is perfect and does not harbor the same petty jealousies and hurts that always hinder my actions and behavior.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
Trusting in God requires me to take my focus off myself and place it squarely upon my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank goodness His mercy is not limited by my small and narrow understanding of who He is!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.