I will always trust Him – but only when I understand.
I will always praise Him – as long as I feel like He deserves it.
I will always follow Him – but only when He tells me where I’m going.
I will always make time for Him – as long as I have nothing better to do.
I will always love Him – as long as He answers my prayers.
As I’m writing these things I can see how wrong they are, and how insulting they must be to the God of the universe who created me, cared for me and even died for me when I got it wrong. But all the same I can recognise that I do actually live like this.
Job had it right, when his world fell apart he said these words…
“Look, He may well kill me,
but I will hope in Him.” Job 13:14
How mind-blowing is that? It’s completely foolish and ridiculous to trust in someone who might kill you! But Job knew that God is worth it; He is good and has promised that everything that happens He will make good. Trusting like this is actually the wisest thing we can do!
We have the opportunity to trust a perfect, consistently brilliant God like Job did; instead of secretly doubting, next time something goes wrong I am going to think like Job and hope in Him no matter what.
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