To trust or not to trust, that is the question. There is a big difference between depending on human strength and depending on God.
It is clear that we cannot have both as our basis of trust. We can put our hope in the promises and power of people, or we can look beyond people and their capabilities. And put our hope in the promises and power of God.
Has any one ever failed you? Have you ever failed any one? I will dare say that your answer is yes to both questions.
As a parent, I try to never make a promise to my daughter because I don’t want to lose her trust and disappoint her. She knows that if she is obedient there will be a reward but if she is not, she will be diciplined.
It is the same when it comes to God. He asks that we put our trust in Him and we won’t be let down. But if we put our trust in people then rejection and disappointment will be the consequences.
I don’t know about you, but I had enough bitterness and disappointment in my life already.
There was a time when I thought I could control every aspect of my life. But I didn’t, I went completely broke, I had a divorce, some time after, I went through a rough separation. I had no idea what I wanted in life. I hit rock bottom and I hit it hard.
Then I learned that when we transfer our trust in ourselves or the promises of others to God. It’s like planting a tree in well watered soil.
I realized that on my own I would keep screwing up. And I would bring more rejection and disappointment to myself and to others. So I decided to put my trust and confidence in Him and give Him full control.
“Seek me and have faith”, that was His request.
Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained. 1 Samuel 2:30
It has been the happiest most rewarding and exciting time of my life. My finances were miraculously restored, my home and family were restored, my perspective in life was aligned. Every aspect of my life began to fall into place.
Dos your business, finances, health, family, relationship depend more on yourself and others than on God?