Psalm 31- Choosing to Trust

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Who do you trust?
I have to be honest here. My brain is tired. Admittedly, most of me is usually tired, but on the whole, my daily routine does not require a lot of deep thinking. It is rushed, it is hectic, it is lovely, but it does not require or provide a lot of rigorous mental stimulation. This last week has been different. If you missed all the hubbub, my little 50 view per post blog, jumped up to over 1200 with a little post, apparently controversial, about the Ken Ham/ Bill Nye debate.  Wednesday and Thursday was filled with discussing, debating and defending. Then Friday and Saturday consisted of ingesting and inspecting information at a Creation Experience conference.

Pumping adrenaline on and off throughout most of this week has my mind, spirit, and body a bit more worn out than usual. I have been reading Psalm 31 for a few days now, and I am finally sitting down to process it through my fingertips to the keyboard.  Reading the Bible to me, means looking for the Character of God and allowing it to shape me. When I look at this passage, this is what I see:

In You, O Lord, I put my trust;

 For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.

 But I trust in the Lord.

 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”

My times are in Your hand;

 Oh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!

 Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.

God is trustworthy. I trust Him. But in a world with so much noise, so much distraction, sometimes it becomes a choice, more than a reflex. Yet, I don’t choose to trust with ignorance. I choose to trust because I have been here before. And I have seen His hand. I have felt His heart. I have heard His voice. And I say with Job:

Job 42:5

“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear;
But now my eye sees You;
I remember His goodness and His faithfulness, and I trust.  If you have only ever heard of God, but do not know him in this personal way, if you haven’t seen Him move on your behalf in an amazing and supernatural way, He promises that if you call to Him, He will answer you and show you great and unsearchable things that you do not know. And if you seek Him, you will find Him, when you seek Him with your whole heart. (Jeremiah 3:33, Jeremiah 29:11) So many of you have had those moments, those time with God where you have seen Him move on your behalf. And when uncertainty comes, we must go back to those moments, and remember. And choose to trust. 
 

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3 thoughts on “Psalm 31- Choosing to Trust

  1. Inspiring words, Lauren! “And when uncertainty comes, we must go back to those moments, and remember. And choose to trust.” Yes, remembering IS the key. I, for one, have already witnessed enough in the lives of others and in my own life where I ought to be able to unhesitatingly and unconditionally fully rely on God in every circumstance. Oh, to remember, remember, remember!!!

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  2. Inspiring words, Lauren! “And when uncertainty comes, we must go back to those moments, and remember. And choose to trust.” Yes, remembering IS the key. I, for one, have already witnessed enough in the lives of others and in my own life where I ought to be able to unhesitatingly and unconditionally fully rely on God in every circumstance. Oh to remember, remember, remember!!!

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  3. So true Robbin! The hard part is remembering. I have been reminded lately, the need I have to write things down that God is doing. It takes time, but it is so important! Otherwise, I am afraid it is all a blur!! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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