Do you like to be in control? It’s human nature to want to be in control. But, does being in control lead to fulfillment? joy? peace? I find that the more I try to hang on to control in my life, the more frustrated I become, because so many things are out of my control! How freeing would it be to be able to let it go?
“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.”
The first word in this portion of the Bible is TRUST. What does trust really mean? Here’s the definition of the verb trust: “believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of”. So, if we truly trust in the Lord, what does it look like, and how will that change our lives? I believe that if we trust, it shows that we believe that He is all sufficient, as well as a real presence in our lives, taking care of us, as we submit to Him. Trust brings peace and calm, not worry, fear and anxiety. As we make a decision to love Him, submit to Him and trust in Him, it changes everything. But we must make our trust an active act, letting go of our grip on everything around us, and believing that God is who He says He is in His Word.
These verses bring such comfort for those who truly trust in our Lord. We don’t have to strive or perform, we just need to trust in Him and allow our amazingly supreme Triune God to do His work in our lives.
Heavenly Father, You know what is best for me, please help me to release my life to You and allow You to guide and direct me in everything. Search my heart for anything that I am hanging on to and need to give to You. You love me, help me to grasp the depth of Your love for me and my loved ones. Thank You. In Jesus’ powerful name I pray, amen.