This is one of those verses which I have known since I was a girl and have committed to memory. However, it is also one which I must remind myself of time and time again. While there are times when I am content to leave things in God's hands, there are other times when I find myself tugging at God's sleeve like an anxious child, wondering when and worse yet if, He is going to take care of something.
Ironically it was only yesterday evening when God asked me a question. Have you ever had that happen to you? You are zooming along through life and suddenly out of nowhere God brings you to a screeching halt by asking you a question. Perhaps not but I have had that happen to me more times than I care to remember. Usually when God asks me a question, I am caught completely off guard and find myself shifting a bit uncomfortably. When God demands an answer, you immediately know the right answer. Not the answer you would like to give, not an evasive answer but the right answer.
God told me I believed so-and-so if they said they would do something. Why didn't I believe Him? GULP!
The truth of the matter was, although I was very familiar with this passage of scripture, the very fact that I had allowed worry to creep into my mind a few hours earlier demonstrated that I did not believe it. What made it even worse was God had confronted me about this on a number of occasions just recently. I have no excuse and I know it.
This morning, I read Psalm 106. I read about how God delivered His people time and time again and yet they forgot. Just like me. Then I read these words:
Yet he took note of their distress when he heard their cry; for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented. He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy.
Psalm 106:44-46 (NLT)
I am reminded once again of God's love, mercy and grace. Yes, I had failed to trust in Him when I had allowed worry to take root in my heart but He loves me too much to let me continue to go down that path. He reminded me once again that my trust is not to be in what others say. My trust is to be rooted in what He says.
God is faithful. How many times is that wonderful phrase used in the New Testament? God is incapable of failing us for He is God. It is only when we transpose the doubts we learn from the world to God and His Word that we get in trouble. Trusting faith is the quiet confidence that God will do what He promised in His Word to do. Knowing this, we have no need to fret about tomorrow or become a nervous wreck trying to figure out how to do His job.
Blessings 2 you dear sister and friend!