I am currently in a Bible Study called ” Kicking Fear to the Curb” We have covered many words this week, and challenged to blog about the one word that spoke to us the most, why it spoke to us, and how would that word help us kick our fears. Out of all of them we studied this week, the word TRUST spoke to me.
“Trust.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 30 Aug. 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trust>.
a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b : one in which confidence is placed
As I looked at that definition, I thought about my assured or confident reliance on God’s strength, and His ability. That is what trust is all about for me – believing, assured, and confident in knowing that He has the ability and strength to carry me through all things.
I got to thinking about when life is knocking us down and just really hard and tough, or when I am afraid and full of fear, where do I turn. For me, I turn to prayer. I find no matter how I am struggling that prayer or delving into my Bible always helps. Did I always do that – NO! Now, I can open my Bible, and I can feel God’s presence leading me to open a page and read. I remember one time when my Dad was taken to the hospital and it was icy. I was called at 2 A.M. and could not go in the ice. I sit there sobbing and grabbed my Bible. This was the verse that I first laid my eyes on, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” Proverbs 30.5(b).
I searched verses this week with the words, and browsed through commentaries, and this is one that spoke to my heart.
Bruce Waltke, in his Proverbs commentary translates the first verse of 6 as “in all your ways desire his presence”. The NIV version of the verse 6 reads, “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” I love that, and am reminded that I need to seek His will ALWAYS, and desire His presence no matter what I am going through – all things.
Whole-hearted trust in the Lord no matter what fear may come my way and “desiring His presence” in all things – ALWAYS.