Sunday, February 22, 2009

Trust

There in one Proverb in the Bible that I know by heart. It is found on Proverbs 3:5-6 and says:

"Trust in the Lord With All Thy Heart,
And lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will direct your path".

This proverb gives a very simple instruction, yet in our modern world it is something that is hard to grasp. How can we trust someone or something we cannot even see, hear or touch? How can He direct my path and how can I follow when I cannot see Him leading the way?

One can only truly understand this by experience. In my life, this Proverb is so true. I do not practice it as I consistently should, but when I get to that point when I really "trust" God and not lean on my understanding", things go so much better.

One example is my job. When I got "laid off", many people felt "sorry" for me, but in my heart I actually felt a huge relief. Not that I hated my job because I loved it. It's just that I know God has something for me that I need to do for the time being and the only way that I can accomplish those is by having the freedom to stay at home more and spend more time with my kids. The first fear that comes out after the phrase "laid off from a job" is "where are we going to get the money to pay our bills". That's when "trusting" God's Word when he said "but my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches" comes in. I will not discuss in details how God is supplying our daily needs daily, but I can truly say that even with my unemployment we have everything we need right now and even a bit more.

For the sake of the skepticals, here's one example of how God specifically provided for us: When I got "laid off", I needed to surrender the company car back that our boss let me use while I was employed with them. That means I won't have a car, which is extremely inconvenient on Maui. A few days before I needed to return the company car, God provided the money specifically for the car. Now we had to find a good used car that would fit the money we got. A day before I returned the car, we found a car for me. My husband just happened to mention this need of a car to our friend, who happened to hear that day they their secretary is thinking of selling her daughter's car because she got a newer one from her grandfather. The long and the short of the story, is we got a great car for the right price at the right timing. Only God can arranged such great timing and provision.

I can go on and on sharing about how "trusting God" works in my life, but I would stop here for now. Today is Sunday and when I went to the Sunday Scribblings page to see what the prompt for this week is, I was amused to see that the prompt is "Trust". Go check out some of the other scribblings there too :)

11 comments:

Joe and Karen said...

I guess it's the hard times where God is able to show His greatness and we also learn to lean on our friends more. It is all good for us, and a trust builder, as you say. I am so excited for your new adventure and can't wait to see what happens for you this year.
love you.

anno said...

Deep trust, beautifully illustrated!

Anonymous said...

Liza,

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this post. My husband and I are both facing lay-offs from our jobs, and I have been terrified about what we are losing by losing BOTH of our jobs. I needed, very much, to hear these words and to be reminded that He will be our provider and our comforter.
Your sharing helped me to be able to catch my breath again.
Keep up the blogging!

Elspeth said...

This is true. Trusting in the 'Unseen' ...

Charlotte said...

God has always provided well for us. I even had one this month. I wanted to give money to something and my husband didn't. I prayed that the money would come (I didn't even bring it up to him a 2nd time). Some unexpected money is coming in the amount that I wanted to give and he said 'When it comes you can give it to ...' You will have a daily need to trust God. How your family's faith will grow this year.

Rena said...

I really need to come visit here more often!
This verse has been my sustence the last two years.
So wonderful how God has richly provided for you. I know He has great things in mind for you as you go through this transition.
Thanks for this post!

BeeContent Ranch said...

God always knows what it takes to keep our eyes on Him and when we do that, He gives us a glimpse of His love for us...He provides, He comforts, He never ceases to amaze!
Thank you for stopping by my blog!You've been an encouragement to me!
Luv the puppy...oh, those eyes!!

BeeContent Ranch said...

Oh, and today may be the day DH knows if his position in the county is cut....the best way to pray is that God will have HIS will done...He knows what we want!!

The Farmer Files said...

Amen! If he provides for the birds of the air and the lillies of the field....so much more will he provide for us!

Anonymous said...

You wrote Proverbs 3:16, but the actual quoted verses came from Proverbs 3:5-6.

I also happened to me, verses tend to mixed up. :)

God bless!

Liza's Eyeview said...

Anonymous,
Thanks for catching that verse. I mixed up it up with John 3:16 ;) Yes, it's Proverbs 3:5-6