Day 15 – Trust God
“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.”
I have often said that “trust is faith in overdrive.” You’ll need to trust God when it looks and feels like your faith isn’t working. You need to trust God when you don’t see His hand, and you don’t feel His presence. The scripture above says that you must have a fixed heart to trust God even if we get bad news.
In the late 1980’s, my family and I lived in the Maine. Our children’s babysitter, Pam Herbert, was a college student who was a sold-out Christian who loved the Lord and loved her church. Pam had traveled to Europe as a foreign exchange student. As she was flying back home from Frankfurt, Germany, her plane, Pan Am Flight 103, was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland. It was a Wednesday when we received the news.
Our church prayed that either she had missed the flight or would miraculously survive. However, such was not the case. When we got confirmation that she was indeed on the flight and there were no survivors, I cried, yelled, and had a breakdown before God. I told him that I didn’t understand how this could happen to this beautiful, Christian young lady. I would love to tell you that God gave me a very profound answer and deep revelation about this incident but that would not be true. God spoke to me these simple words: “I know something about this that you don’t know.”
2018 will be the 30th anniversary of this tragic incident and still I must accept that God knows something about this that I don’t know and still I have to trust Him. Over these past 30 years, I have learned that when I don’t see what I want to see and still have unanswered questions, faith says: “I still trust God.”
As you go forward in this year, there are no promises or prophecies that say that we won’t face unexplainable situations, negative circumstances, or even tragedies, so make the decision now that, “I will trust God and allow Him to be sovereign in my life.”
Faith Stretching Exercise Prayer:
“Father, I trust you completely with my life. I know that you have a plan for my good even when I have questions because it doesn’t look good. Therefore, regardless of what I see, what I hear or what I feel today, I’m committed to trusting you today and everyday for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”