Saturday, January 30, 2010

Trusting God

Do I trust God to take care of me and do what is best for me, or do I tell Him, "No, God, if you allowed that to happen, or took him/her/it away, I would just give up"? I'm afraid Tim Keller's book caused a lot of soul-searching for me. It was good, though, because it brought me closer to Him, which is what I want (most of the time).

One of my favorite songs we sing in church contains these words:

"Every blessing you pour out I'll turn back to praise.
And when the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say:
Blessed be the name of the Lord!" ("Blessed Be Your Name" by Matt Redman)

When I sing that song, I truly am desiring to let God be in control of my life and trust Him in ALL circumstances. But, of course, when real life happens, I struggle with "letting go".

It's a scary thing to think that I'm not the master of my little universe. However, when I really think about it, it's scarier to think what it would be like if God gave the controls over to me. I know it would result in utter chaos.

So, I praise the One who is the Master. And I fall at His feet and ask forgiveness for my pride and my unbelief. (God, be merciful to me, a sinner.)

Soli Deo Gloria!


Carrie said...

I hear you there! Thanks for sharing that. And as you said - Soli Deo Gloria!

Shirley R. said...

Firstly I would like to think you for your kind comment on my blog (Surely Words: A Christian Book Review). I really appreciate you stopping by. Secondly I had not heard of this book before I read the review but the title grabbed my eye. This is a lesson I feel like I am always learning. Trust God. It seems simple but without His constant reminders of love and grace I would have a hard time leaving my life in His hands.

Thank you so much for this review, I needed it. I can't wait to browse more of your blog.


(I also plan to subscribe to your blog, so keep it coming.)