When I first started going to the chiropractor, the idea of someone pushing, popping, and pulling on my neck and back terrified me. Yes, I sat through the Doctor's report meetings where they diligently explained why and what they were doing, but I struggled with trust. The fact was that I knew my body needed realignment and the only way to get a good adjustment was to relax and trust the doctor whom I had full confidence in.
As children of the Most High King, how often do we stay tensed up and fail to relax in His arms? We fight the loving arms that seek to hold us tight and steady and offer us life. At times we are rolling through life "trusting" God until a crisis occurs and we are shaken to our cores. Does real trust occur when we are doing fine as well as in a hard time? If we trust God with the calm, why are we trembling in the storm?
These questions are my feeble attempt to grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord. I haven't figured this out. Here's what I know, Proverbs 3:5-6 says,
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your on understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."
This year, my goal is to rest in the peace of knowing that God is faithful and trustworthy. He never fails me even when my circumstances seem dire and scary.
My Prayer: Thank you Father, for being faithful when I am faithless. I choose to rest in your peace that surpasses all understanding. Holy Spirit, envelope me in the comfort of your presence every day. I choose to trust you in the good times as well as the bad. Jesus, thank you for demonstrating trust in all times even in death upon a cross. We sure do love you God, still our hearts when we tremble and give us the confidence of knowing how much you love us. In Jesus' name!