If I know God then I will Trust God.
If I do not know God, I live afraid!How can I be afraid when the God who created the Universe has a plan for me? Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
If I know that all things are from God, then why would I fear, why be afraid? Why would I be concerned about my life or the lives of those I love? If everything must pass through Gods hands first, what is there to fear? Apparently I do not know my God. Yes that sounds harsh, but if I knew Him I would trust Him.
One fact stated over and over in the Word of God is that God Loves Me! If this, being a fact, and constantly reiterated to me over and over in Gods word, then I must conclude that if He allows me to be afflicted, blessed, lost or broken then He also has a greater plan to use those things for His Glory.
"Everything is not about you!" my friend declared. The lord whispered, "All these things you see in your life are not about you my child. They are to bring me Glory and Honor." I began to hear Him speak. "Thank me, Thank me, Thank me" For Pain, suffering and brokenness Lord? "Yes" He simply stated, and then silence.
As I sat with the silence for a long time this overwhelming urge to be with my Lord came over me. I wondered how I would feel if I did not know Him. If I had not found Him! If He had not found me first! The silence would rule my life! There would never be the love of my savior wrapped around me like a warm blanket on a cold morning. His love covers me, His love saved me! All these other things belong to Him and that's where I will lay them. At His feet.
More than wanting to be comfortable in life, I want to know the love of my Jesus. I sing about Him all the time. When affliction hits, do I trust Him to bring me through? Sometimes! Sometimes not! Sometimes I crawl up in a ball and act like a baby. It's ok though. God knows me and loves me even when I act like an infant.
I want to trust Him all the time. He loves me. I need to get to know Him, and then I will trust Him.
I think of people like Job and Naomi in the bible. They knew who their God was. They were righteous and yet they were afflicted. Naomi so much believed that God was bitter towards her that she went as far as to change her name to Mara "Bitter". Unbelievable. It is so interesting how in both of these people's lives they lost people and things that they loved. Yet because of their continual faithfulness to God He restored it back unto them. What an amazing and beautiful thing. Knowing that God will allow these things to happen in my life in order to refine and secure my heart unto Him so that He can restore whats been lost back unto me.
Be inspired today to "Thank Him"