And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. — Psalm 9:10 NKJV
Last week, I pulled out a chair at the kitchen table and was about to sit when my husband said, “Wait! That chair is broken.”
Honestly, the chair needs to be kicked to the curb. In my opinion, it’s beyond repair. Had I sat, I would have ended up on the floor. But there are plenty of other seats in the house, those I have faith in, those I don’t need to think twice about sitting on.
On a daily basis, we place our faith in inanimate objects. We trust the lights to turn on when we get up in the morning. We trust the car to get us to our destination. We trust the Internet to deliver our email messages. Most likely, we don’t give these examples much thought. We just trust.Do we trust the Lord the same way we trust inanimate objects? Click To Tweet
But do we trust the Lord the same way?
Do we trust Him without much thought?
Or do we think, I can trust Him with my salvation, but can I trust Him to see me through this trial?
Most likely, we don’t consciously think this, but our fear, worry, and anxiety tell us otherwise.
If you’re struggling, how do you overcome these obstacles of your faith?
- Remember who you trust. The Christian faith is trust in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the object of your faith. Remember the chair? No matter how much faith I had in that chair, it wouldn’t have held me up. That chair was not worthy of my trust. As a Christian, I can trust Jesus. He is worthy. He will never fail me. His promises are true no matter what I think or how I feel.
- Pray. When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, you entered into a covenant relationship with Him. As in any relationship, you must spend time with Him. You must talk to Him, listen to Him. You must carve out a few minutes of uninterrupted time each day to pray.
- Read Scripture. You can’t trust someone you don’t know. Read His Word. Learn about Him. Grow in Him. As you know Him better, you will find Him easier to trust.
Lord Jesus, You are worthy of our trust. May this reader trust You, the object of her faith. May she diligently seek You through prayer and the reading of Your Word. May she learn more about You, Your truth, and Your ways. In Your name, amen.
About Hope for the Valley
Hope for the Valley is the ministry God has entrusted to J.K. Stewart—wife, breast cancer survivor, and follower of Jesus Christ. Soon after her diagnosis, she started a women’s cancer support group. Two years later, she launched Hope for the Valley, a website of devotions and prayers for women with cancer. J.K. lives in Texas with her husband, dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s either studying her Bible, walking her dog, or vacuuming pet hair. Connect with her and the ministry of Hope for the Valley on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.