Today I’m sharing a devotion about something that’s been on my heart in the last few days: trusting God. You see, often in my walk with God, I’ve given way to anxiety and attempted to control my circumstances, instead of surrendering to the Lord.
But God has convicted me about this anxiety and fear, and He has shown me to trust in Him with all my heart, holding nothing back. And so today I share a devotion based on this verse:
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
Do You Really Trust God?
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32
Let’s be honest: sometimes we say we have faith, but the truth is we battle anxiety over money, time, relationships, our kids… We want to control our circumstances because we fear that if things don’t go our way, we will either suffer, or miss out on the happiness we could have if only things went according to plan.
So this desire for control comes from our deep yearning for joy, which is actually how God designed us. God designed us to be in communion with joy, in obedience to His will, in communion with Him.
The problem is that in our flesh we believe our ways are best, and so we pursue joy and meaning in created things instead of turning to the Creator of all things. We don’t realise that the Creator of the universe is the only one who knows what we really need to achieve lasting joy and that’s God Himself and His will for our lives.
God doesn’t need our suggestions or our helping hand. Yes, He hears our prayers for provision and deliverance, but ultimately God answers our prayers according to His sovereignty and goodness. All we can do is pray and confidentially wait for His answer, knowing it’s the best one for us.
And the only way we can grow in this faith is by growing in the knowledge of God. The more we know God, the more we’ll love and trust Him, and the more we love and trust Him, the more we’ll have faith in His provision and let go of anxiety.
Questions for reflection
– What areas in your life make you anxious? What areas do you try to control?
– How does knowing God’s goodness help you let go of anxiety?
Lord, I confess my anxiety and my lack of faith in You. Forgive me for the times that I followed my own ways, instead of submitting to You. Forgive me for the times I let fear direct my attitudes and actions, instead of surrendering to Your will.
Thank You for the wonderful forgiveness I have in Jesus, who washes me clean from all inequity. Help me to surrender all to You, Lord. Help me to trust in You over all else. May You be the first in my life, Jesus! Fill me with Your love, and may all anxiety go, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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