Trust or Worry: Choose One

Christians, it is absolutely impossible to do certain things at the same time.  Sure you can pat your head and rub your tummy, you can juggle and sing, you can drive and eat [although it’s dangerous].  However, it is absolutely impossible to trust God and to worry or doubt at the same time, they are mutually exclusive because they take place in the mind.  How do you know you are trusting God? Because you are not worrying! How do you know you are NOT trusting God? Because you ARE worrying! The only way to know that you are not doing one is to be actively doing the other.  

It’s very difficult, especially when God has you in trials and seasons, to not feel like you are on the TRUST/WORRY teeter totter.  One moment you are professing how you trust God and then you are worrying about what you’ll eat, how the situation will get worked out, or what people will think.  The most difficult thing to realize as a Christian is that when God does something, He has it ALL worked out before the situation even begins.

You see, being humans (and NOT God), we really do not understand omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.  I mean, we know that God is all of them, we tell people that, but we lack the understanding of what that means.  You see, there is NO situation that God doesn’t know how to work out. There is nothing He ever forgets, overlooks, is baffled by, or has to work on personally.  We think that God is figuring things out as we are, but He created each and every situation as well as each and every outcome for a specific purpose and plan.  If we truly know how much God was actually IN our business, especially when we “feel” like He is far away, we would be astounded. There are no problems with God, just timely solutions.

I challenge you to try to trust more, truly trust.  He is trustworthy. I have been through and am currently in situations where my physical man wants to question His trustworthiness.  One moment I know God can and will do anything and everything in His power to work it out, the next moment something arises and I wonder. All I have to do is look at His track record of things I have seen finished. It is always worked out (usually not the way I thought) AND it was all for my good. Romans 8:28 has helped me become more trusting and more loving. It has helped me achieve the highest commands, so I press on trusting in faith.

Father God we thank you and we praise you for your amazing plan and purpose.  We pray that we can actively choose to trust you more. We pray for the grace to overcome the situations that arise, and the wisdom to know you have it all worked out. We pray that our lives bring you honor and glory and praise, In Jesus Name, Amen.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  Proverbs 3:5 (AMP)

“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.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me? Psalms 56:3-4 (NIV)

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.  So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”  Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)

written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2019