Trust In The Lord…

No, Really…Trust Him!

Saleama A. Ruvalcaba

Our family arrived home from an outing. We pulled into the garage and my husband parked the car. I told him I did not think he pulled up far enough to close the garage. Without checking, he said it was fine. After everyone was in the house, my husband closed the garage. We suddenly heard a loud scratching sound and saw the car moving back and forth. The garage door was stuck on the rear window trying to go down. The sound was horrible – so we immediately thought our vehicle would have very bad damage. Thankfully it was nothing more than a minor, unnoticeable scratch.

My husband was upset with himself – but we were happy there was no major damage to our vehicle.

While many of us spew out “trust in the Lord” most everyday, how many of us really trust in the Lord? I am not suggesting I’m the Holy Spirit, but I told my husband the car was not up far enough to close the garage. He was given a warning – to which he ignored. All throughout the Old Testament God warns Israel of their behavior – and they paid the price. God is constantly speaking to us, to give us discernment.

How many times have you known in your heart the right thing to do but chose the wrong instead? How many times have you known, deep within your spirit, something wasn’t right, but you ignored it? That’s God warning you – helping you.

God loves us and He wants the best for us. We say with our mouths we trust the Lord, but we have a hard time living out that example when we ignore Him.

When we have a solid relationship with God, it’s not hard to trust Him. It’s not hard to hear His voice. If you do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ, get to know Him today. You cannot hear His voice otherwise. You can start a new life – a new normal, today.

Do more than “say” you trust in the Lord – be a walking example.

Isaiah 30:15 “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: In repentance and rest is your salvation, in the quietness and trust is your strength.” 

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