What does it mean to trust God? Do you struggle to let go of things and know that He has your ultimate good in mind? On this edition of Live the Promise Susie is unpacking another message from her book, Your Beautiful Purpose. We talk about how to lay down our will and learn to live in God’s will.
Trusting God is a choice and a process, and she shares a few important ways we can lean into God’s promises for our lives. We can look at the story of the disciples and the storm in Matthew 14. In the midst of the howling wind and waves, Peter saw Jesus walking across the water. In faith, he asked the Lord to prove His identity – “Lord, if it’s You, tell me to come onto the water.” Susie points out that the Greek there is better translated “Lord, bid me come,” which is a kingly address. Peter trusted His Lord enough to step onto the water, knowing that his Messiah was faithful enough to save him. We need to recognize that Jesus is worthy of our trust because He has both the power and the authority to keep His promises – to never leave us, to never forsake us, and to give us the strength and grace to step into our calling.
Sometimes we get impatient and want to jump into the next opportunity before the time is right. When we try to rush God’s plan, it’s a sign we don’t fully trust Him. He can be trusted! There are still things He’s developing and bringing into place for the opportune moment. Remember, we serve a God Who declares the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46). How are you trusting God today?
Theme Song: Whom Shall I Fear? (God of Angel Armies) by Chris Tomlin
Listen to Part 3: Hearing God’s Voice