In God We Trust…Really?

“In God We Trust”
Most US Currency has this familiar phrase printed on it. The irony is comical and convicting all at the same time. We carry currency that says “In God We Trust” but so many times I view my life and ask the question “Do I really trust Him?”

I have discovered over the years through personal experience and talking with others that we as Christians have trust issues. We find it hard to trust God with many of the details of our lives. Relationships, finances, jobs, school.. etc.

A thought struck me the other day, which addresses this issue of trust-

We trust God with our salvation, but why not everything else?..

Consider that for a moment.
We trust God with something eternal, but can’t trust Him with something that is temporary.
When you accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior you essentially said-
 “God, I trust that what You say is true and now my salvation is secure.”

The magnitude of trusting God with our salvation is unmatched!
Nothing we face in this life compares to that decision.. But even still, we struggle to trust Him.

Why is that? Why do we struggle to trust God with all aspects of our life?
Here are a few reasons I thought of

Pride– Our sin nature manifests itself as pride in this case. We believe that we can handle the other aspects of life. God was good for salvation, but He can sit on the sideline for everything else.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
Proverbs 3:5

Ignorance– We are ignorant of the fact that God wants us to trust Him with all things. We deceive ourselves and think that God is not concerned with all of the aspects of our lives.

Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.  
1 Peter 5:7

Earthly Trust Issues– Sometimes we allow the earthly trust issues that we have with people influence our relationship with God. Maybe it is a trust issue with a parent. Maybe it is the fact that you have been burned over and over again by close friends. Regardless of what caused it, you have unresolved trust issues that influence your relationship with God.

In God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can man do to me?
Psalm 56:11

So how do we remedy this?

Pray– Pray for opportunities to trust God more. Pray for faith to trust God more. Talk to God and build a relationship with Him!

But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.  
Psalm 13:5

Be Informed– Ignorance is never an excuse. Regain a BIG view of God. Constantly challenge your view of God. Never settle for a small view of God.

Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
    for I trust your commands.
Psalm 119:66

Resolve Earthly Trust Issues– This may be one of the more challenging things to do. If you have unresolved issues, then you must address them. They are affecting your walk with Christ.  They are robbing you of the abundant life Christ promised. They are decreasing your effectiveness in reaching others. Plain and simple. Unresolved issues are a disease that will tear you apart if you let them. 

Love..always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  
1 Corinthians 13:7

 In closing my hope and prayer is that you will trust God with all of the aspects of your life.

– B

 


  

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