Psalm 9:10 ”Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you.” (NLT)
Let’s be honest: we aren’t always open to trusting others. At an early age, we start to develop a suspicion of others and situations; and, by the time we’re adults, many of us find ourselves armor-suited against the world! And what about our tendency to complain about (almost) everything? These are unfortunate truths about human nature, but there is hope for us. Just take a look at the book of Psalms.
In Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology (shoutout to Michigan!) writer Robert J. V. Hiebert notes that, “There are more complaint psalms…than there are of any other type.” Wow. Were you aware of that? Granted, these complaints—be it from an individual or from the community—were a way to voice hardship to the Lord, they were complaints nonetheless. We are welcome to bring our burdens to God, but we should be even more eager to build up our trust in Him.
Trust is an amazing thing: it’s a reliance, a belief, a faith. As Christians, our whole understanding of our heavenly Father is based on belief and faith. We cannot see Him, but we believe He’s omnipresent. We aren’t capable of making a way out of no way, but we hold tight to our faith that He will make miracles happen in our lives. If we’re accepting the tenants of trust, why do we have so much difficulty trusting God to take great care of us? Why do we find ourselves still trying to solve our problems instead of first thanking Him for being our cover in the storm and trusting that He is the light at the end of the tunnel that will guide us?
Take time to meditate on the scripture above, and share your thoughts/insight with other Open Learners today.
And, of course, TRUST in the Lord…right now.