Do I trust God? Part 2
Yesterday we examined our hearts to see why we don’t trust God and Matthew 6 showed us we don’t have to worry about God not loving us or caring enough about us because He values us as His children. Today let’s look at the lie of feeling unworthy of God looking out for us, thus not trusting Him and what that leads to…
If you feel like God won’t come through due to some sin you have committed, let me assure you that you are believing a lie. Romans 8 says “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” If you feel condemnation, it is from the devil, and you must take your thoughts captive and replace them with the Word of God.
Distrust in God is a symptom of an inner heart issue. And like most diseases, there is normally more than one symptom. Distrust will ultimately lead to anxiety and worry.
Have you ever felt like the world was coming down on you? Have you ever felt anxiety keep you up all night? Do you think if you don’t handle it, everything will fall apart? I can honestly say to you that I have struggled more with this the past year than I have my entire life. I was searching through scripture and trying to walk according to 1 Peter 5:6-7.
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
I would stay up at night saying that verse, and telling God “I release my issues, I release my worries, I release it all!”, but I never felt relief. The burden was still there. But then God spoke to me, and He took me to verse 6, and said “Humble yourself”. I didn’t fully understand until I heard a pastor speak on it again, and I realized the root of my distrust in God, and my anxiety was me…my pride. I was telling God that I couldn’t do it, that I couldn’t fix it, I wasn’t enough…It was all about what I couldn’t do. But God has called us to humble ourselves, and once we have done that, then we can cast our burdens on Him, and He will give us rest.
Not trusting God and anxiety are things that every Christian will walk through in life, but our solution isn’t to put our heads down and press on…the solution is to fix the root problem. We must have a proper view of who God is, and learn to view ourselves the way He does.
So let’s ask ourselves – do I feel valuable enough to God to trust Him?
Do I feel worthy enough to trust Him?
Am I humble enough to give up control of my issues and rest them in God’s hands?
by Chandler Ritter