In God We Trust

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2nd Corinthians 12:9

I say that I believe God is fully in control and I believe He cares about me and holds my future in His hands. Yet, in the midst of troubling times like today I tend to rely upon myself or some alternative quick fix. Thus believing deep down that God can’t handle this by himself and that I’ve got to help Him out or seek an alternative.

Ever since the Garden of Eden, unbelief has blinded and defeated God’s people. Satan’s ploy for Eve to eat the apple was based upon the temptation to disbelieve God’s character and question His commands.  And throughout history, nothing has changed. Today, Satan is as relentless as in the days of Genesis in deceiving us to doubt what we know to be true—particularly about the character of God and who we are in Christ.

During troubling times, you may catch yourself attempting to reason, “You know, God has got a lot going on down here, and it is only understandable that now and then He overlooks some things. I can’t really expect Him to attend to all the details in my life, now can I?” That is the lie. The truth is that my God calls every star by name (Isaiah 40:26). He does not lose track of details! “His understanding no one can fathom” (Isaiah 40:28).

Ask yourself, “Do I wholeheartedly believe that God is sovereign—even at this moment, when life feels out of control? What does this trial mean for my future? My work? My ministry? The dreams I thought God gave me.” Because many of us only halfheartedly believe God’s grace is sufficient, we live half-effective lives, defeated more often than victorious over sin and the challenges before us.

Until we believe that God holds the future as well as each of us in His hands, we will not be able to surrender our lives and dreams to Him with full abandonment. When we continue to believe what the world or the Satan tells us about ourselves, rather than what God tells us, we are quenching the Spirit of Truth and allowing lies to choke the good fruit that God wants to bear in our lives.

Bro Larry