Your Father’s heart toward you is to do you good. Don’t allow circumstances that would suggest otherwise to be the authority in your belief system. When the details of life scream that He doesn’t care, that you have been left alone to make it on your own – trust.
It is the tendency of us all to want to understand, but understanding is no substitute for trust. It is our inclination to want to be in control of our circumstances, but control is no substitute for trust. Trust in Him is the key to all of life.
When Israel faced the Red Sea, the pathway across was the way of trust. When Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions, the ladder out of that pit was trust. When Mary wept beside the tomb of her brother, Lazarus, the remedy for her pain resided in Jesus, who said, “only believe.” Trust Him.
Trust Him when one you love betrays you.
Trust Him when your bank balance is less than your need.
Trust Him when you don’t get the credit you deserve.
Trust Him when you are misunderstood, criticized and maligned.
Trust Him when you don’t know which way to turn.
Trust Him when life screams that it’s over, that there is no way out, that a happy ending is no longer possible.
Just trust Him.
God cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) He promises that His plan for you is to give you a bright future and hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Despite any appearance to the contrary, He will never leave or abandon you in your circumstances. (Hebrews 13:5) Goodness and mercy will follow you every day of your life, then you’ll go home to be with Him forever. (Psalm 23:6) If you’ll just believe Him, you can rest. (Hebrews 4:3) Will you enter into His rest by trusting Him instead of believing in your interpretation of your circumstances? To belief is to have peace. (Isaiah 26:3) To refuse is to forfeit the rest He offers. (Hebrews 3:18-19)