Recently, I was dealing with a situation that was weighing very heavily on my heart, it was a major concern, I thought about it all the time. And it was not something I could really explain to my husband. It’s not that he wouldn’t have understood, but it was just something that God had to show him. I couldn’t convey it. Do you know what I mean? I was frustrated and scared and I didn’t know how it was going to work out. I was fretting, big time. It was all I could do not to pick a big old fight with Lynn over the issue because I needed him to see something and I didn’t feel like he was seeing it.
Anyway, long story short, I took the opportunity to tell God, “I cannot fix this on my own. I don’t know how this is going to work out, but I trust you to work it out. I cast my care on you regarding this situation and I refuse to worry.” I stood up in faith and as an act of my will I mentally and emotionally handed the situation over to God. I released it and said, “God, I trust you to work this out.”
I know that sounds easy, but trust me, it was not. It was very hard to let go of my opinion and feelings on the subject.
Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust in the Lord with all of our heart and lean not unto our own understanding. That is so much easier said than done! I mean, what does it really mean to lean not unto your own understanding? To me that says, don’t try to figure it out. Don’t try to forecast the way something’s going to turn out. Don’t try to figure out all the ins and outs and whys and what fors of a situation. Just let God do it and trust Him.
Some people think trusting God is a cop-out. On the contrary, I think it’s the most powerful thing you can do! The Bible says the just live by faith and that it is impossible to please God without faith. That says to me that faith, believing God, trusting Him, pleases Him. I want to do that!
Well, it was not 24 hours before Lynn suddenly understood exactly what was going on. I could not believe my ears when I heard him utter the words. God had moved in the situation and in an instant, it was fixed. Problem solved. Crisis averted. I just dropped my head in my hands and thanked God with all my heart. It was at that moment that I was reminded anew of the POWER of trusting God. There’s nothing like it.
It’s not a giving up and laying down. It’s not resignation, it’s not quitting. It’s an act of faith. It takes guts to take your hands off. It’s not weakness; it’s strength!
He can fix the unfixable situation. He can unblock our traffic jam and smooth out our turbulence. He knows what’s going on and He wants to help. But we have to take that step of faith and actively and purposefully say these four powerful words; “God, I trust you.”