Trusting God in the Midst of Turmoil!

08/12/2020 00:00 - 23:00

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”Proverbs 3:5 (NIV).

There are certain things that can be quite difficult to appreciate or even accept when they occur in the life of any believer. For example, the loss of a loved one; a child coming of age, might be too heavy a blow that leaves one’s faith shaken. So often one sees the evil having their fill; they rise to positions of power and influence, only to misuse the levers of control, bringing misery to many. In this year we have seen the pandemic snapping lives suddenly without warning! Where do you turn to even when believing in God apparently does not make sense!

One of the things any of us must concede is that with God we are not in position to know everything. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts, (Isaiah 55:8-9). As one Christian writer, Sarah Walton puts it, “If God always acted in ways that made sense to us, then He certainly wouldn’t have sent his sinless Son to die in our place, offering us complete forgiveness and righteousness freely through Christ. The gospel reminds us that although we cannot possibly make sense of all the ways of God, we can always find peace and reassurance to trust his heart by looking to the cross!”

Our relation with God is built on trust. Again it has been explained, “The seemingly senseless and confusing circumstances that invade us give us opportunities to trust and beautifully proclaim God’s glory to a world searching for meaning in suffering. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright” (Psalm 20:7).

There are indeed those events which in this earthly life will continue to perplex us. Indeed, many of us have certain questions which we shall go with to heaven. Perhaps then we shall have a glimpse of the inner workings of God and come to an understanding or appreciation of that which left us much shaken. In the meantime “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).

Prayer for today: Lord Father God, creator of heaven and earth, even where I encounter those situations that I can’t presently understand or appreciate, may my faith in you, remain just as firm, for in due time and season, you will make everything clear and so I pray that your peace that surpasses human understanding takes over me!