Stories of grace and light: Don’t no. 3 (My 3 don’ts and 1 be)
Don’t question Him (Trust Him)
We tend to pray to God for direction concerning certain things, and when God answers or fails to respond to it in the way we expected, we start to question Him. We hang our faith on the electric line, and we ultimately lose our trust in God.
Typical example: Holding on to that which you should let go. You have prayed about this guy or girl and you seriously want to settle down with him or her. God, your mom, the cat, the dog and your Spidey senses are telling you that this guy or girl is not good for you, yet you question God’s will and choose to stay with that person, losing sight and focus for what God intends for you.
We question Him. “God, why this delay?” “God why this sickness?” “God why this battle?” Truth is that we may never know, but trusting Him is all that matters.
Trusting God in the middle of a storm is what everyone must learn to do. His plans for us are that of good… to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29: 11-12). There are many benefits that come with trusting God and learning not to question His will in our lives. These include:
1. Safety (Psalm 37: 3)
2. Blessings (Psalm 40: 4, Proverbs 16: 20)
3. Peace (John 14: 1)
4. Dignity (Romans 10:11)
5. Joy and Hope (Romans 15: 13)
The above does look like an all-in-one package, doesn’t it?
Now, what exactly is trust? The word can be defined as”
a) Assured reliance on the ability, character, strength or truth of someone or something
b) One in which confidence is pleased.
These two definitions fit perfectly with the trust we are concentrating on. Therefore, trust means not questioning God if He tells you to go a certain direction or walk a particular way. It is about completely letting Him take the wheel while you shut your eyes.
So I have learned not to question God and His will. Once I know that I have done everything right, i.e. I have obeyed Him, I have called upon Him, prayed, fasted, worshiped lived in accordance to His word and things still don’t pan out, I just learned to let go and trust God without questioning His authority.
Our understanding can never ever equal that of God. What the future is to you is but a memory to God because He has already been there. He does have your best interests in mind, so quit with the questions and just trust in the Lord like it says to do in Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your own understanding.”