How did that work for you? Did you catch every red light? Did the shortest line at the grocery store end up in a glitch? I don’t want to pray for patience; I will try to grow in it. Thank you!
Years ago, I overheard someone pray, “God, I want to trust you.” Did they realize what they were asking? God, I want to be where no one else will be able to help me. I will rely on you alone, with a much bigger situation than I could handle on my own.
Well, I do want to trust God, but I haven’t prayed for the ability to trust Him until recently. The day we are living in has become quite stressful. We read in Luke 21:25-26:
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
According to market watch.com, anti-anxiety use is up 34% since the COVID pandemic began.* I don’t want to mention the number of floods, fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes we’ve endured. ‘Truth is, we need to trust God, which is much easier to say than do. Yet, we are pretty silly — we don’t control anything anyway! Can you even breathe without God? It would behoove us to lose all control and give it to God. After all, He is a God we can trust.
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3)
Lord, teach me to trust you.