March 20, 2023

Trust. Five little letters…

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

TRUST. The word evokes strong emotions for many people. Who do we trust or not trust? What does it mean to TRUST others and trust GOD? We trust the chair we are sitting on, we trust that when we turn on a light switch, a light will come on. But what does truly trusting in GOD look like?

The Bible tells us in Psalm 9 that we should put our trust in HIM. He never leaves us nor forsakes us. While cognitively we know this is the case, emotionally it is very difficult to believe at times. Recently, I’ve had some tumultuous times. Despite all of the grief going on at the moment (COVID, the miscarriage, loss of fellowship, isolation and despair), I choose to try and remain faithful to and focus on Christ.

As I process all of the trauma I am working through with my therapist, I am reminded of a song by one of my favorite groups, Casting Crowns. “Praise you in this storm”*

“That you are who you are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise you in this storm

* Songwriters: Mark Hall / Bernie HermsPraise You In This Storm lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management, Essential Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group

When hard times of trauma and grief his us like a ton of bricks, we must remember what God told us in Psalm 9. We should remember GOD’S promises and not doubt them. Just as he remained faithful to His children in Israel, he is faithful to us on a daily basis. The body of Christ is designed in such an intrinsic way that we need one another. As we go through life, we must remember to try and reach out to others when we need help. Likewise, we need to trust God to put the right people in our paths so that WE may disciple, mentor and love them.

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