Do You Trust God or Man?
Most of us have a social media account. In my news-feed, I often see healthy-related food advice or home remedies for ailments. Like a lot of people, I’ve been guilty of falling for some of these “expert” opinions – at my expense.
Almost none of these opinions come from medical doctors or trained professionals in that field. In most cases, it’s from a person who has adopted a certain lifestyle and now suggesting to their “friends” or followers the best way to live.
There’s nothing wrong with sharing tips or advice about your life, especially when someone has asked. There’s nothing wrong with a healthy lifestyle or following reliable remedies. The issue is that we foolishly follow these opinions without doing any hard research for ourselves. It would be one thing if some of these opinions came from trained medical doctors. Therefore, it’s ridiculous to put our trust in people who, in reality, are not experts.
In the same way, we must put our trust in God – the ultimate expert. When you face troubles, do you run to God first, or a so-called expert, like your best friend, or family member? When you face troubles, do you pray first, or worry first? When you’re in need, do you call your trusted advisors first, or do you call upon God?
Whom do you trust? The world or God?
Several years ago our family needed a vehicle. Me and my husband prayed about it. A few days later, a family friend was over visiting. Through a casual conversation, he offered us his beautiful, well-maintained, blue pick-up truck. We did not mention we needed a vehicle to him, but somehow the conversation turned in that direction – and in our favor. We did not have any money to pay for the vehicle, so he offered my husband the opportunity to work odd jobs for a few months to pay for the truck.
The vehicle was a true need for our family. We prayed and trusted God. We did not pray and then asked a family member for help. We did not pray and then tried to get a loan or get approved for a car at a dealership. We prayed, trusted God – and He provided. It does not mean God does not provide through a family member or other means. However, we prayed and took no action on our own. Sometimes, that’s exactly what God wants you to do. We prayed, waited – and God made a way – and therefore, He gets the glory.
Do you trust God?
Isaiah 26:3-4 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”