How much do you really trust God?
It may be easy to say until faced with a difficult reality
I was recently convicted of a lack of trust
I had just talked about how God would provide comfort after death (Matthew 5:4)
I told myself I would promote this message
Then I received news that almost made me regret it

Two people real close to me got sick and could have went on to heaven
And so now I have to apply my own message to myself
It was hard to imagine my life after losses so devastating
So I didn’t initially keep my word to promote my message

Then I read something in a spiritual book
It talked about the sin of not believing or lack of faith
And I had to ask myself did I really trust God to provide comfort again
If I didn’t believe my own message, I was being like a hypocrite
And at that point I was convicted

God had provided comfort in the past and I am to trust He will do it again
We don’t control life, every breath is controlled by Him
And God has proven Himself over and over to me
If i’m going to believe, I should do so no matter how difficult the outcome is to receive

 

Insight
It’s an old saying “some things are easier said than done” . This can apply to having faith too. For example, if your company is laying off, you can say you trust God to provide; but you spend time worrying about how you will pay bills without an income. Abraham lived out a great example of having faith. Many of us can’t imagine slaying our own child as we trust God to provide. But Abraham’s faith was so strong that he was willing to go that far (Genesis 22: 1-14). The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God. When I thought about how I was not pleasing God or being hypocritical in not trusting Him to provide comfort after death again; then I became convicted. After all, Jesus said don’t worry about the things of tomorrow as it’s enough to worry about today ( Matthew 6:34).