By nature, I am a very independent person. Just ask my husband! I have always been one who wanted to do things myself, wanted to take care of myself, wanted to figure it out by myself. I’m sure as a little girl this must have driven my parents crazy. I say this because I have a son who is just like me in that respect, and when he was a little boy that strong independent spirit would frustrate me at times.
It makes me think that God is likely frustrated by my desire for independence if it’s to the point that I forget I need to depend on and trust in him. On one level, I know that there is no way I could make it through all the peaks and valleys of life without trusting in God. But I still have to stop and remind myself – no – you cannot do this without God’s help. Trust in Him and it will all be easier.
It’s like I’ll say “o.k. God, I’m going to trust in you; but then I find myself thinking I need to resolve this myself, totally forgetting Bible verses like Psalms 125:1; “Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever”. And Psalms 56:11; “I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?”
This week, I am focusing on trusting more in God and less in Lillie. I am focusing on realizing how His greatness and power are a source I can and should tap into. Won’t you join me?
“Trust in the Lord forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:4