I wanted really badly to be consistent with this series, but we got back on the island on the 6th of September and Abbie started homeschool the very next day. Let’s just say that last week was chaotic and I mostly looked like a headless chicken trying to do everything. Between learning how to homeschool, how to be a mom AND teacher, how to be stern yet full of grace, I’m just happy today starts a brand new week. I’ve gotten a pretty good hand on homeschool organization, Abbie learned that her day looks much better when she does her school work in the morning, and I started waking up way before everyone else (mama needs her alone time ha).
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been on a hiatus/rest period when it came to working on my business. I don’t like feeling overwhelmed, but I also don’t stand down from a challenge, so my life is a constant “this is too much right now” and “dude, I can totally do this”. Anyone else? 😅
Anyway, the last post in this Devotional Series on Psalm 37:3-5 I kind of got excited and skipped to the end. (Side note, I’m the type of person that would want to know the ending to a movie or book before it’s over ha!) Today we’re gonna go back to the beginning and focus on verse 3.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.”
I want us to camp in the first portion of it, “Trust in the Lord”.
You might be like, “Veronica, that’s pretty understandable”, which I totally get, but as I said in my previous post, I love digging deeper.
trust – (v) bä·takh’ in Hebrew: to have confidence, be confident, to be bold, to be secure.
When David wrote the word “trust”, his tone was imperative which in theology language means command or order. “Trust in God” isn’t a “you should trust in God if you’d like” but a “you must trust God”. As I’m writing this blog post I stopped and thought about all the things that make me feel safe. Here’s a small and very random list of some of those things:
- the lock on my door; I trust that it keeps me safe from bad people
- my bed; I trust that it doesn’t break while I’m sleeping
- my car; I trust that it’ll take me from point A to point B
- my laptop; I trust that I can do as much work on it as I would want to
Here’s the thing about this list. At one point in their lifespan, they will fail me. They will let me down. I will expect them to do what they’re meant to do, and they won’t. My car will break down, my laptop will crash.
But God. God will never fail me, he will never let me down. So you can confidently put your trust in Him in all situations because He is near, He is working, He is protecting you, He is holding you, He is guiding you. He is working for you not against you; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you could put your trust in someone, if you could feel secure and confident it needs to be God.
God is better than anything and anyone that you’re putting your trust into right now. Let’s pray, friend.
God, thank you for being our source of hope and security. You know everything about me, so it only makes sense that I trust you with my life, my family, my plans, my dreams, my goals. Continue to work on our hearts Lord, teach us to love others the way you want us to love them. Thank you for your blessings and for the confidence we have in you, increase it, Father. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Missed the last posts on this series?
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