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God Is Trustworthy

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. - Proverbs 3:5 ESV

This has to be one of the first verses that I memorized when I became a Christian. At the time, it was because of the newness of the journey I was beginning. Today, over 20 years later it is still probably one of my favorites because of the experience of the journey I am still traveling. Through the ups and downs of life, confusion, frustration and failures, trusting God is very important in our walk of faith. To trust God requires me to be committed to him wholeheartedly and not waiver back and forth. The psalmist says "I hate the doubleminded (Psalm 119:113) which challenges me to trust God at all times, regardless of what is happening. As the second part of the text suggest that even when I don't understand what God is doing or why God is doing it, trust God anyway. Isaiah reminds us that God doesn't think like we do and God's ways are not like ours as He often leads us in ways that we do not like or understand.

Terry Esau said, "Trusting God trumps understanding God. The train will have long left the station and left us on the platform if we determine to ride only with full understanding. Life will have passed us by. I'm willing to trust the conductor and the track he's laid down for me."

After over 20 years of this journey, there are still a lot of things I don't understand. But one thing I am clear on, is I am trusting God because God is trustworthy!

Eternal God, thank you for being a God I can trust! In Jesus Name, Amen.

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