Trusting God. Simple trust.
I’m thinking there’s really NOT a whole lot of simple when it comes to trusting God.
To trust God—to really trust God—takes a bold and courageous determination of our minds. To trust God we must constantly and continually choose to invite and allow God’s Word and Spirit to rule over our minds, our thoughts, our feelings, our fears, our stresses, our anxieties, our need for some semblance of control in circumstances that may be very much out of our control. (Which really is the truth about pretty much everything!)
To trust God is NO simple matter. To trust God—to really trust God—is a conscious, effort-filled, energy-directed choice. God gives us a blueprint for this not-so-simple choice of trust: prayer…and thanksgiving. And God also tells us the result of following His blueprint: peace that transcends our understanding.
Trusting God does NOT mean that our circumstances will always work out as we want them to. But trusting God does mean that His peace will be at work in us.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
No, there’s NOT a whole lot of simple when it comes to trusting God.
But! There IS a whole lot of peace! Amen!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane