Trusting God

Read: Psalm 9:1-10

“If I can trust in God for eternity, why can’t I trust God for tomorrow or next week?” Those words were spoken by Pastor David Jeremiah. They present a great question for us to consider in light of how we handle our lives from week to week.

Most Christians when asked about their eternal home will quickly answer that it is secured in heaven because of their faith and belief in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Our trust in that truth and that promise is what sustains us as we consider the brevity of our life here on earth.

So why do we not use that same trust to sustain us from week to week? Some believers do, but too many of us find ourselves letting doubt and fear enter our minds instead of staking our claim in the promises of God.

In Psalm 9, verse 10 David says, “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” If you are truly seeking after Christ you can truly trust in his provision for whatever you are facing this week or next.

In a recent article in Purpose magazine Pete Flaming said, “Perseverance, joy, and hope come from knowing that God is in control of my life here on earth, just as God is in the eternal part of my life.”

If your life has been missing the joy, hope, and perseverance that Pete talks about, perhaps your trust level needs some attention. Perhaps you have heard the story about the man who always stopped to pick up coins on the roadside?

He was a very wealthy man who had no need for pocket change, yet he still took the time to bend over and pick up lost pennies and other coins. Whenever the man found a coin he would stop look at it in his hand, then after standing quietly for a moment, he would then put the coin in his pocket and continue walking.

He was once asked about his unusual habit. “Why does a man who has no need for money stand still as though he had just found a gold coin?” The man replied, “When I find a coin I look at the words, ‘In God We Trust,’ and I can hear God asking me, ‘Do you still trust me?’ Once I’m certain that I still trust God more than money I can continue with my day.”

Make it personal: Perhaps we should take the time to hear God ask us the same question, “Do you still trust Me; am I still first in your life?” Take time this week to pray about the trust level in your life. In all things, trust the one who will not forsake those who seek after him. (Psalm 9:10)

Have a trust filled week,
Glen Rhodes, Arthur Mennonite Church