“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Trusting in the Lord is at times easier said than done; especially when we have a high level of understanding about our specific situation. Sometimes it's easier to believe that God will show up and redeem other people’s stories, but not our own. As if he is powerful enough to heal their sick, but not ours. Big enough to provide for their family, but His storehouses won’t have enough to cover ours. That He has plans for their future, but the future is not big enough for Him to write us a great story too. Our own understanding can limit our view of God which may cause us to pray from our weakness instead of His strength.
We don’t trust Him with our God-sized desires because sometimes we only look at our own history through our limited lens. We forget that He parted the seas and provided food every morning. We forget that He turned water into wine just to honor His mother and save the reputation of the hosts of a wedding. We forget that He raised Lazarus from the dead and eventually rose from the dead himself. He can be trusted. He is powerful enough to answer our big, audacious prayers and even if He doesn’t we can trust His sovereignty and know His arms are big enough to hold us through the storm.
Ashley Wambach, President/Executive Director
Originally posted Sept. 25, 2020