“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2 KJV
“O Lord, Thou knowest we can trust the Man that died for us.” Unknown
Trusting the Lord for my salvation is so easy to do, isn’t it? Really? How about trusting him with my finances. With my family. With my health. Traffic. The boss. Do I really trust him? Do I really trust him with my salvation if I proceed to worry about the cares of the world from politics to a noisy, irritating neighbor? The dailiness?
My behavior tells on me. Which is the bigger problem, salvation or the cares of this world? Yep. He’ll usher me into his Kingdom, but as for my daily bread… I have doubts, anxieties and sleepless nights. And a big waste of time and feelings of guilt. Security is not faith. Yet, I pursue it relentlessly! I forget that he promised “all these things shall be added to you” because I seek him and his kingdom first. My father knows the things I need, no matter my insecurities.
A recovering addict asked, “Am I operating out of fear or love?” We’re doing one or the other. God is love. When my focus is on him, I’m operating out of love, which I can do because he loved me first. Trust. We can’t hold multiple thoughts in our minds. When I dwell on a criticism, empty bank account, what to wear or what to eat, I’m focused on fear, loss. Perhaps, focusing on others’ approval. I trust God with my salvation but those worldly things? Ouch! He said, “You follow me.” Trust starts with that command. His yoke is easy, but it takes a baby step of trust. The father provides this too. Talk about dependence! The good kind.
Thank you that you know what we need before we even ask. The very first thing you gave us was trust in the man that died for us. We start there and the spirit lives and transforms our very being into your image. Keep our focus on you with eternal thanks. Trust.Amen.