Trust

Why is it so hard to trust?
After all we know it’s a must

To turn our lives to Him is tough for sure
What does it really mean to make Him our Lord?

I like to control my life, my future, my destiny
I like my life to be mine, not His, just me

But surely there arises a problem so great
God knows more than me, He knows my fate

He let’s me control as longs a I choose
But when I do, I always seem to lose

It should be a lesson learned that I surrender all to Him
To give Him all of me, to return from where I have been 

God, O God, This Is Hard For Me To Pray
Take my life, whatever I have, I’ll follow Your Way 

-Danny Cheney-

5 thoughts on “Trust

  1. This is, perhaps, my biggest struggle in my daily walk with Christ; and one that He challenges me on repeatedly. Take, for instance, the following excerpt from this mornings devotional:

    “A person who is “driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6) may lose confidence in the Lord and find his spiritual growth stunted. Such a believer can become a “double-minded man” (v. 8) because even as he prays, he tends to jump ahead of the Lord’s timing to manipulate a situation for his own desired outcome. When a Christian pays attention to his doubts in this way, he will often make wrong decisions that prove costly. And then, after all the maneuvering, he will frequently end up dissatisfied with the results and bothered by his lack of peace. What’s even worse, his faith may diminish.” [from Intouch.org by Charles Stanley]

    It’s a struggle to be certain- but one that we can slowly, steadily, overcome if we will keep our eyes on Jesus, trusting in his leading, and not ‘leaning on our own understanding.’ My prayer today is that God will give us the strength to be be weak- deferring to His will, no matter how ridiculous that may seem in comparison to our own supposed wisdom.

  2. This is, perhaps, my biggest struggle in my daily walk with Christ; and one that He challenges me on repeatedly. Take, for instance, the following excerpt from this mornings devotional:

    “A person who is “driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6) may lose confidence in the Lord and find his spiritual growth stunted. Such a believer can become a “double-minded man” (v. 8) because even as he prays, he tends to jump ahead of the Lord’s timing to manipulate a situation for his own desired outcome. When a Christian pays attention to his doubts in this way, he will often make wrong decisions that prove costly. And then, after all the maneuvering, he will frequently end up dissatisfied with the results and bothered by his lack of peace. What’s even worse, his faith may diminish.” [from Intouch.org by Dr. Charles Stanley]

    It’s a struggle to be certain- but one that we can slowly, steadily, overcome if we will keep our eyes on Jesus, trusting in His leading, and not ‘leaning on our own understanding.’ My prayer today is that God will give us the strength to be be weak- deferring to His will, no matter how ridiculous that may seem in comparison to our own supposed wisdom.

    • Trust is a difficult thing for a believer. It sounds simple yet we often complicate it. It is a daily pursuit of mine as well. I am trying to learn to trust God rather than act on my own. We’ll be on this journey together.

  3. Good to know- I’m glad to be in such company. Trust, like blind obedience, can be a lonely endeavor. I appreciate your teaching, and your heart for Christ Jesus.

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