More on Trust

Last Friday, I talked a bit about how God is challenging me to trust Him through all kinds of different outlets.  One outlet He used on Friday was an excerpt from My Utmost for His Highest:

Oswald talks about the concept of divine control and references Matthew 7 where Jesus “urges us to keep our minds filled with the concept of God’s control over everything, which means that a disciple must maintain an attitude of perfect trust and an eagerness to ask and to seek.”

The heading on my Bible reads above Matthew 7:7-11 “Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking”

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” 
Matthew 7:7-11

Oswald goes on to say that as people who have the Spirit of God in us, we are free to go to God when we need help or guidance and trust in the principle, “God is my Father, He loves me, and I will never think of anything that He will forget, so why should I worry?”

He continues saying, “Jesus said there are times when God cannot lift the darkness from you, but you should trust Him.  At times God will appear like an unkind friend, but He is not; He will appear like an unnatural father, but He is not; He will appear like an unjust judge, but He is not.  Keep the thought that the mind of God is behind all things strong and growing.  Not even the smallest detail of life happens unless God’s will is behind it.  Therefore, you can rest in perfect confidence in Him.”

I love the hope and the confidence we have in God.  Even amidst the waiting, fear, and unknown, God is there and is behind all things.  He has out best interest in mind and He longs for hearts that trust in Him.  He wants for us to ask, seek, and knock as He reveals to us His sovereignty and His love.  

“Trust me.  With me, you can rest in perfect confidence because I am your Father, I love you, and I will not forget.  I am in control.”

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