One word I’ve studied and worked on for years is - - TRUST. It has been a constant theme, subject or should I say ‘an issue’ with me. Lack of TRUST is the best way to say it!
A few years ago I began to study TRUST because of my own need to help myself. My continual compulsion to NOT TRUST is just like that of the Israelites in the desert.
What should have been an eleven day journey through the desert took 40 years because God was trying to get the Israelites to learn to believe and TRUST in him!
The study came about because I needed to get TRUST into the deep depths of my soul.
I believe in God, but if I lack TRUST, it means I question what God is doing, ultimately not TRUSTING him. Can anyone say UGH!!!
Walking in true TRUST without questioning seems literally impossible to me! I get so frustrated with myself and the constant struggle of questioning God. In my mind I have it pictured a certain way, the way I think is best. This controlling type of thinking typically has no one being uncomfortable, no one feeling any pain or agony, no one having to go through a learning experience; it’s always happy, happy, happy!! As I write this, I think, how ridiculous! However, when I’m in my own mind it is all VERY real, VERY serious and VERY emotional.
Those are the thoughts and emotions I go through when I dig into a subject or a word that pops out at me when I read the Bible.
I want to show you one example of how you can study and dig into God’s word to make it alive and make the subject stick into your mind. Each of us will approach studying differently and some of us need others to help us get started. So this is why I let you come into my world to give you an example of a way to begin a study time that I pray will enlighten and grow you into the person God wants you to be.
From Merriam-Webster Dictionary let’s get the definition of TRUST:
1a: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b: one in which confidence is placed
2a: dependence on something future or contingent : hope
This is the way I start, getting these definitions sunk into my brain to keep fresh in the forefront as I continue to study.
Come back next week, as we will start the study on TRUST and how to apply it to our everyday life.