Worthy to Trust
by Cynthia Jennings | June 26, 2019Worthy to Trust
As I sit and read the book of Genesis, particular chapters 11 & 12. The Holy Spirit spoke loud and clear to me. “Do you have the blind faith of Abram?” “Have you been willing to follow God without question as did Abram?”
In todays’ society and with the plethora of information that’s readily available at our disposal it is oftentimes hard to acquiesce to blindly follow God as did Abram. In our heads we say, “oh yeah I have no problem doing exactly what God instructed me to do. But in our hearts, we wrestle with fear. Fear due to the unknown step by step process. When the fear of not having God’s full plan is present, it renders us paralyzed thus being unable to move in obedience as did Abram.
Not only did God request that Abram go to a place that was unfamiliar, the place at that point was not named. Yet Abram left in obedience without knowing the final destination let alone the test he would encounter along the way.
One of the blessings of the story of Abram is God KNEW Abram’s heart. God KNEW He could depend on Abram to be obedient and follow directions. Even when there was a bit of uncertainty Abram NEVER wavered from God’s directions.
Sisters, this really made me reevaluate my understanding of God being worthy of my trust. We always say “God is soooo worthy.” But do we view God as being worthy enough to trust us blindly with his plan (as was Abram)? God KNEW Abram’s heart. Thus, God was worthy of Abrams’s trust. Can God trust you in the manner He trusted Abram?
We all want God to be worthy of our trust. So much so that we would love to get an assignment with the magnitude of depth and meaning as that of Abram. But have our daily lives, the norms of society, or overall busyness drowned out God being worthy of our trust? Are we too busy trying to figure out every miniscule detail before we say yes?
I learned when I second guess what I know God is instructing me to do. What I’m saying with my heart is, God’s not worthy of my trust.
In order for God to be worthy of our trust we must learn to stop leaning to our own understanding and recognize His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts.
PEARLStoPONDER: Can God trust you?
Scripture reading: Genesis chapters 11& 12 (but it will be beneficial to read all about Abram)