The Courage to Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV).

God’s power is remarkable.

No cluster of cells in any human body has ever been too hard for Him to heal. No illness, enemy, or catastrophe has ever posed a threat to the supremacy of God. Death, itself, submits to His command.

Yet this same powerful God, who created light with the words of His mouth, has in His nature the desire to know us and hear our concerns, however large or small. He carefully governs our lives with the same authority that spoke the seas into existence.

So we must learn to trust this power with the entirety of our hearts—more than we rely upon the encouragement of our friends. We must thank the doctors, appreciate the caseworkers, and welcome the guidance of wise counselors. But we must trust God’s power.

We should agree with Dr. Alan Cairns who said, “The LORD has everything—time and all its events and all its people and all its possibilities—He has everything under control. There are no furrows of worry on the brow of the eternal God. There are no creases of perplexity, no wrinkles of care upon the face of our Father. He has everything in His control.”

And so, with open arms and upturned faces, we trust Him.


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Publicly, Trisha is a well-established editor for a mammoth corporation. Privately, however, she sorts and stacks, tosses and tallies, pitches and plunders. She devotes serious time and energy to a hobby that would make goddesses like Martha Stewart and Julie Morgenstern blush. She is a home manager. That, and she loves to write. She just published her first book--Trust, Hope, Pray.

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