Faux Trust

Often, I find myself asking our Lord to help me with a problem or to grant a certain outcome. I put all my trust in Him that He will grant my request. After all, I know that He loves me and wants what is best for me. Who better to know what is best for me, than me, right? Wrong. Putting my trust in God that He will do what I want, is not real trust. It is what I call “faux trust.” It is easy to twist in our minds our understanding of God’s omnipotent love into thinking that we can bank on Him to come through in our every request.

Real trust is putting our difficulties, problems, and circumstances into God’s hands and trusting Him with the outcome–whatever that might be. It is the not knowing, yet being ready to accept whatever God wants, that is the real deal when it comes to trust. Often, it is much more difficult, and much less natural, for us to really trust. We much prefer God to be our genie who can grant our wishes. However, when we trust God with His outcome, our life begins to take on God’s design, instead of our own — and that is always going to lead to abundant peace and joy.

Then all who trust in you will be glad and forever shout for joy. – Psalm 5:1

Originally posted 2014-05-27 06:00:48.

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