Why is trusting God so hard though? Why is it not the default? Well, because building trust (even in God) is a process and our flesh has to be trained to trust someone other than itself. The more you practice, the easier it becomes. I realized tonight that I needed to build my trust in God. Yep, the Elder struggles too! The truth is, our lack of trust is directly connected to our lack of faith (ouch!). I hate to admit it, but I was in fact guilty of being a believer who didn't believe.
As I write this post, I am encouraging both you and I to put our faith to work! Tonight, I had to immediately change my confession because I believe that what we speak becomes what we believe. We often judge the disciple Thomas for doubting Jesus when in fact we all have doubted at one time or another. The important thing is to not get stuck in unbelief. At a certain point in your walk with God, your lack of trust is insulting to God. Why would you doubt someone who always comes through? Selah.
My Prayer: Lord, help my unbelief! Forgive me for not trusting in you. Build my faith, O God! Help me to trust you even when you're quiet. Help me to be patient as I trust you. I know that all things will work out for my good. I also know that worrying won't change anything. So, I make a decision today to trust you. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."