Trusting God is Essential

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Isaiah 43:2

As a kid I remember watching Looney Tunes and there was one episode in particular where an older Indian walked across hot coals, cool as a cucumber while everyone watched in amazement. Soon a young brave comes up and tries to do the same. When he gets off the coal bed, his feet are pulsating red-hot and smoking.

Just like the young brave, all too often we try to handle the tough situations ourselves instead of giving them to God. I know that I am guilty of this all the time. As soon as something gets a little tough I say, “I’ve got this!” When I should be saying, “God I know you have a plan and that everything happens for a reason please help me to see why this is happening and help me to gain the knowledge to not let it happen again”

Are you guilty of this?

If you are you’re not alone, trust me!

Trusting in God no matter the situation can be tough but it is essential for our wellbeing. We are placed in tough situations so we can learn and grow. God wants us to lean on him for everything every day. He wants us to trust that he has everything under control. He needs us to know that we are here to serve him and help others find him throughout our lives. He allows us to walk through the fire we create so that we can know he here for us. He asks us to walk through the raging river trusting that we will not be swept away before we ever touch the water. God is telling us that he has our back, it is our duty to ensure that we trust him fully.

What can you do to trust in God even more? When was the last time you came to God asking for his help to get you out of the situation you created? When was the last time you thanked God for allowing you to work through the situation?

When I think about silence and faith, I think about Daniel from the old testament. Can you imagine for how long those 12 hours were that he spent in the lions den? Ill bet for all of the people who threw him into the den that evening was filled with laughter, food and went by very quickly. For Daniel it must have felt like an eternity though. Praying earnestly talking to God’s angles throughout the evening. That must have felt as though it was a lifetime. Also look at the king. Daniel was more than just an advisor he was a friend. How did long was that night for the king? The thing about hard times is that when we are in the middle of them they seem like an eternity. When in reality they are not much more than a blink of an eye of our life.

Prayer

God knows that we can endure those times, as long as we trust in him.
God today we come to you today to say thank you! Thank you for having our backs no matter how bad of a decision we might make. Thank you for allowing us to walk through the fire so that we might learn from those times. Thank you for not allowing the flames to devour us during those lessons. God we pray that you allow us to learn from those lessons, help us not to make the same mistakes again. Help us to lean on you through both our great times and our harder times. Let us see that satin is at the door and help us to hold the door closed and not let him in! God we know that you have a plan for our lives, we pray that you help us to be the best person we can be every day. We pray that you help us make those tough decisions and help us to know that you are there to support us. Thank you for giving us people to learn from, especially those in your word. Thank you for being there for us no matter what!

Amen