This Habit Is No Secret
That one habit is really not a secret. David the Psalmist discovered and wrote about it in Psalm 56:3: Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. David knew what it meant to be afraid, and he knew what it meant to trust God.
You guessed it. That habit is spelled T-R-U-S-T.
Can You Trust in Every Situation?
Recently I was meditating on that verse and wondered, what if I applied that same habit to every problem and every negative emotion I encountered daily? What if I could learn to trust God in every situation?
We already know how human we are. So does God. He made us. But simply being aware of that one habit, of applying that one truth could help us win some daily battles. And we all know how those dailies lead up to weekly and monthly and yearly failures if we simply ignore and give in.
A New Habit: The Trust Challenge
So I’m giving you a “Trust Challenge.” Make your own list of negative emotions or habits that need work, or areas in which you want to rely on God more. Then place an “I will trust (in God)” after it. Replace something negative with the positive habit of trusting. I’ve listed some examples below:
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am confused, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am tired, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am weak, I will trust in God
Whenever I am lonely, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am tempted, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am angry, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am discouraged, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am disappointed, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am hurting, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am sick, I will trust in God.
Whenever I am worried, I will trust in God.
Whenever I fail, I will trust in God.
I added that last one to help you whenever you blow it trying to trust. And you will. But keep trusting. God is faithful. He can be trusted. And He wants to help you.
Not Positive Thinking, But a Positive Choice
We’re not talking about positive thinking, but a personal commitment, a positive choice. This one habit alone can bring a peaceful attitude and a sense of freedom in your spirit. Practice it often. You can’t control your circumstances. You can’t change other people. And you can’t change yourself. Only God can do that. But you can change your perspective, how you handle difficulties, and how you approach life. You can decide to trust the only One who can make sense out of anything and everything. Trust God. In everything. In every way. All the time. Simply TRUST. And let God do the rest.
It can change your life. He can change your life.
What else would you add to the above list? When do you have the most difficult time trusting God?