“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit they way unto the lord; trust also in Him; an He shall bring it to pass.” Ps. 37:3-5
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
I am sitting at Starbucks taking a peek at the current headlines in the newspaper. It seems, even in this aromatic escape from the bustle of life, I am soberly reminded that there is little to “relax” to. I continue flipping the paper in search of anything that will help me forget about my personal struggles and not add to the weight of them. I find a coupon for mascara. Now there is my respite!
I read the Bible, and I very much desire the good life promised to those who chose to live God’s way. But when I take a good hard look at all the people in my life that claim to love God, I see little success and happiness. There is not much less drama going on in my “Christian” friends lives than there is in tabloid news today.
Trusting the Lord is easier said than done. It makes no sense to the average person. If we cannot see God, how can we trust Him? I think this brings us to a very good point. It leads us right to the very definition of Faith. According to Webster’s Dictionary, faith is believing in something without evidence or proof of it’s existence.
Trust is a form of faith and God wants us to be so trusting of Him, that we delight in the good things He has spoken to our hearts. Things that we have not seen concrete evidence of yet.
As we continue to trust God, our expectation builds. Because of this, I sometimes find myself holding back for the mere fear that I will be disappointed. I have to remind myself that God blesses in many ways—ways that I may not be anticipating. But, He always has my best interest in mind and worrying about trusting God is not going to make my situation better!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I am so sorry that I keep holding back. I have not trusted you like I should be doing. I keep thinking that I have to look out for myself, as no one else will. This is an insult to a God who cares deeply about me on a very personal level. Lord, what is stopping me from accepting your unconditional love? Help me to get over it. Heal the wounds of my past so I can go on to a healthier future. I know in my mind, that you are a good God, as I see evidence of it in my everyday life. But, now I must know your love in a deeper way. Show yourself to me today. Show me how much you love me and fill my cup up with your love. As I soak in it, help me to anticipate the good things you have planned for my life instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop. In Jesus’ precious name, I trust you, now help me trust you even more, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s daily devotional. Please check back and see what we have for you tomorrow!
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan