Proverbs 3:5-12 – Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!
When I was 18, I did an internship at my church. I had one problem with it: I wasn’t allowed to date. I didn’t like this because I was in love with a girl! The pastor over the interns sat me down and said that I’d have to cut off my relationship with the girl for one year to focus on God.
I was filled with anxiety. Filled with fear. Filled with stress…and Filled with questions: What if she meets someone else? What if she forgets about me? What if I don’t end up with her?
I thought there were valid questions, so I brought them up to the pastor overseeing me. He looked at me and said, “Bubba, you’re not trusting God.”
That statement hit me like a ton of bricks. It was true, I wasn’t trusting God. A few days later, the pastor sent me this scripture in a text and said it was for me:
You (God) will keep in perfect peace, all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah. 26:3
From that moment on, I start fixing my thoughts and my heart on God instead of my questions, fear, and anxiety. As I started putting God first, I became more and more confident in Him. Over time, I learned to trust Him with all of my heart.
The Result: After the internship, I got the girl and now, 9 years later… I’m still with that girl! Even though it wasn’t always easy, I trusted God, and He came through.
If you are stressed, don’t have peace, are anxious, or rules by fear, ask yourself this question: Am I trusting God? If you don’t have peace, rest, and confidence, then most likely the answer to that question is no. If that is the case… start focusing on God.
No matter what you’re going through today, Trust God. Keep your eyes, your heart, and thoughts focused on Him. If you’ll do that, you’ll gain a peace and a confidence in your heart that you have never had before.
Trust Him…with Everything.