Fully trust your decisions to the Lord.
The scripture listed above is one of the most profound in the entire Bible. Sure, John 3:16 is more important when it comes to the understanding of the gospel, but, when it comes to day-to-day life, this idea of trusting in the Lord is monumental. Failure to trust lies at the heart of many of our problems.
“Lord, I trust you about theology, but stay out of my finances (or sex life or job choices or music consumption or whatever).” Have you ever heard this person speaking, perhaps from within your head? When we fully trust decisions to the Lord, we have to fully trust all of our decisions to Him. He’s not impressed when you let Him decide where in the church you’ll sit or whether you ought to care for your children. He doesn’t just want the easy choices; He wants them all.
“Lord, I trust you with this important decision, but I’m going to keep some fall-back resources, just in case you let me down.” How about that voice? Imagine if the love of your life promised to stay with you forever but still sent romantic Valentines to old flames. You know, “just in case.” How would that play.
As hard as it is, God expects us to and prospers us best when we yield every bit of every decision to His wisdom.
- What decisions do you find it most difficult to turn over to God?
- Are there decisions that you yield partially while still retaining some control for yourself?
- Are you willing to pray, this week, as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane: Not my will but yours be done?