Trust God for everything

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I believe that the big majority of Christians, especially me, have a difficult time when handling adversity. Last week, I allowed myself to be tormented by my lack of faith depending on my own strength to solve a problem.

Early one morning, while reading a Christian motivational book, the following caught my attention: “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” After reading this I felt like a spiritual wimp because I had been paralyzed by something I had no control over. Like most people, I have little trouble telling my family and others how they should handle adversity, but when it’s me, that’s a different story.  

The message suggested reading about the life of Job in the Bible. Job worked hard and had honest dealings with others. He was considered one of the richest men of the East. He owned acres and acres of land, thousands of heads of livestock and was respected by everyone. He soon lost his crops, his livestock, all of his servants and his 10 children. He never blamed God when others told him to, including his wife.  

Being crushed by adversity, he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed by the name of the Lord.”   Job 1: 21

I’ve read the story of Job many times, but this time I was convicted about my lack of faith. I was reminded that a blind person with their hand in God’s can see more clearly than those who can see and have no faith.

I have a strong desire to serve God, but without faith, the Word says it’s impossible to serve Him. I’ve had to repent for my lack of faith and have asked God to strengthen me in that area.  

I’ve heard it said that the Bible is a mirror in which man sees himself as he is. Sometimes I’m not satisfied in what I see. I’ll only be safe when I trust God for everything.

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