I trust God _________________.
My son just started a new job this week. Even though he's 19 years old, I'm still his mama, and this mama has been known to worry a time or two. I've been trying to remember those six little words God spoke to my heart, but sometimes my heart forgets.
Monday and Tuesday, my son had to be at work at 7:00 a.m., which is early for him. I woke up at 6:00 both mornings because I was worried that he would be late for work. Yesterday he had to be at work at 5:30 a.m., so I didn't sleep much all night from worrying about him getting up. But all three mornings my son was already awake when I went down to check on him - he didn't need my help. Yesterday God was really speaking to me about all this worrying. He reminded me again that I shouldn't worry, just pray.
This morning I woke up at 4:30 and instead of getting up to check on my son, I just said a quick prayer and went back to sleep. I woke up again at 5:30, the time when my son should have been starting work, and I decided to get up to see if his truck was gone. It wasn't; he was still in bed and consequently, late for work. Why didn't God answer my prayer and get him up?
After reading my Bible, I began to have some peace. I decided that God allowed my son to oversleep as a growth opportunity. God was trying to teach my son a lesson. Makes sense, right? But then God began to speak to my heart, or should I say, then I began to listen.
I think maybe the lesson to be learned was for me, not my son.
I've realized that my trust in God comes with a clause. I trust God if he acts the way I expect him to. I trust God as long as he solves this problem. I trust God when I clearly see the answer.
My trust was based on the fact that if I prayed, God would wake up my son and he would get to work time, whistling all the way.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8
The only correct way to fill in the blank is this: I trust God PERIOD! No strings attached. No if's, and's or but's. Just I trust God.
Does your trust in God come with a period or a clause?
Linking up with Beholding Glory for Brag on God Fridays.