Sunday, September 22
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
As a child, did you ever do a “trust fall?” You close your eyes, fall back and trust that the person behind you is going to catch you before you hit the ground. As we get older, we learn that people won’t always be there to catch us when we fall. Whether it’s a family member, friend, coach, or co-worker, the sting of being let down hurts. And the result? Trust issues. These trust issues not only affect our human relationships; they also affect our relationship with God.
When fear and doubt start to creep in, we have to choose to trust in our Heavenly Father – the One who will never abandon us. If we will truly seek God’s will in everything we do, like a good Father, He is waiting with arms out, ready for us to fall back and trust Him. If we put our trust in God and lean into His will for our lives, He is always going to lead us down the right path. Trusting though isn’t easy. How do we begin to trust? Trust is like a muscle. The more you exercise, the stronger it will become.
Tabata is a form of high-intensity training with 20 seconds of maximum intensity followed by 10 seconds of rest. When fear and doubt begin to run laps in your mind, work it out with Trust Tabata: 20 seconds of prayer followed by 10 seconds of Truth. Simply quote the verse above to remind you of Who you can trust. Then, take a step of faith and watch your trust muscles grow!
Dear God, there will always be situations in my life that make me feel unsure. I want to place my trust in You, Lord, but oftentimes I can’t even trust the people I can see. Lift my worries and doubt about what I can’t see. I give all the things that I feel the need to control over to You. I trust You, Jesus. Amen.