Monday, 6 January 2014

Follow Up on my word of 2013 - TRUST - part 2

Recently, in Follow Up on my word for 2013 - TRUST - Part 1 I wrote of how my word for 2013, TRUST, has turned out to be more than what I had thought it would be.  I was trusting for resolution for a BIG issue, which ultimately the Lord resolved in an awesome way!  But I find myself trusting for so much more....

Today's post is about how I am learning that it is all about blind trust.  I get to the point of blind trust WAY TOO late in the game.  I trust the Lord blindly when I have exhausted all other possibilities and, really, there is nothing else I can do.  Its almost a little fatalistic, isn't it?  But God is gracious, and He waits for us to give up trying to resolve the unresolvable in our strength.

I am learning it is not even about "fixing" a problem, or "resolving" an issue!  Its about praising the Lord, worshipping the Lord, looking up at Him, and not around us at our circumstances.  And it is in doing these things that the Lord comes in and changes our circumstances.


The trust is in the praising and worshipping AND in the waiting and what we do in the waiting!  Which is.... more praise and more worship!  Seems simplistic right?  But God's ways are not the ways of the world.  The world would apply a solution, appoint an expert, manage a problem, etc etc!  No!  God's way is for us to trust Him blindly for the outcome.  As a parent I want what is best for my children, as a parent I want to bless my children.  God is our Father, but He is WAY MORE clued up as a parent than anyone on earth.  Not only that, He sees and knows the WHOLE picture.  We need to trust him in that!

So, this week I encourage you to not wait until you have no other alternative but to TRUST!  TRUST first!  The growth that results from blind trust is so much deeper, sweeter, and more whole than last option trust!

Nahum 1 v 7:  The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble;  He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.

God bless
Tracy

Next week:  My word for 2014.....

6 comments:

  1. I like how you call it "last option trust". That's exactly what it is, but I've always thought of it with different names, like "being proactive", or "being organized". Thanks for writing.

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    1. Hi Cherise, I know right! One of my favourites is positive procrastination. Thanks for the visit. Will be visiting back shortly
      God bless
      Tracy

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  2. Fantastic post! You hit the nail on the head perfectly!

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    1. Hi Ren, thank you! Its really tough to acknowledge that I'm not so hot at trust. But its all about growing and improving day by day :)
      God bless

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  3. Great post! Trust is always an issue for me - always has been. It's weird, because I certainly believe that God is able to do anything. It's just that I know far too well that life doesn't always bring good things. So, how to trust that God is in control when bad things happen? Well, isn't that the crux of trust after all? Believing, in spite of circumstantial evidence to the contrary, that God is GOOD and working ALL things out to His good purposes?!

    I just revealed my word today on my blog - JOY. And, it doesn't come easy to me. So, I guess I'll have to trust God to find a way to work it into my life and my heart!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon, that is awesome! My word for this year is Joy too! There are quite a few of us who have chosen this word. Hmmm, wonder what the Lord is trying to say? :) God bless

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