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How much do I trust God?

How much do I trust God? ⁠

That question is something God has really been challenging me on recently. I mean, when you look at the Scripture as a whole, it is one long test of faith and trust after another. ⁠

Adam and Eve, don’t eat from this one tree. Do you trust me? ⁠

Noah, build a boat the size of a football stadium. Do you trust me? ⁠

Abraham, leave your native land and go to the land I will show you. Oh, and I want you to sacrifice your son too. Do you trust me?⁠

Joseph, be a good slave and prisoner and you’ll eventually be a ruler. Do you trust me? ⁠

I’m not even out of Genesis yet. Moses, Gideon, Hannah, David, Esther, Daniel, Jeremiah, Mary, Jesus, Paul. Over and over and again. How much do I trust God? ⁠

Then last week I was reading in 1 Samuel to prepare for my small group and I read about Samuel telling Eli some horrible news from God about him and his family. Basically, God was going to wipe them out for their disobedience. ⁠

1 Samuel 3:18 So Samuel told Eli everything; he didn’t hold anything back. “It is the LORD’s will,” Eli replied. “Let him do what he thinks best.”⁠

Wow! “Let Him do what He thinks is best.” Now, I don’t know if that was said in apathy or surrender, but either way, God is God and I am not! ⁠

Psalm 135:6 The LORD does whatever pleases him throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths. ⁠

Psalm 115:3 Our God is in heaven; He does as He pleases.⁠

The reality is just that: God is in heaven and He does as He pleases. ⁠

The greatness of God is that He always does what is good. Always! ⁠

Not everything that happens is caused by God, but everything God causes is always good! ⁠

So, how much do I trust God? ⁠

That no matter what He asks me to do. No matter where He asks me to go. No matter what He asks me to sacrifice. No matter what He says is coming my way. Am I willing to say, “It is the LORD’s will. Let him do what he thinks best.”?

How much do I trust God? ⁠

How much do you? ⁠

I want to trust Him with ALL my heart! ⁠