By Jill Briscoe
Are you good at taking risks, or are you frightened to trust God in case you are let down? The psalmist made it clear that because he trusted in God, he had no reason to be afraid: “In God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:11).
God is trustworthy whether we trust Him or not. But He would have us trust Him so that we don’t have to worry. Anxious Christians are not a good advertisement for their faith. In the end, it isn’t the amount of trust we have, it’s the object of our trust that matters.
All my life I have been afraid of speaking in front of people. What would happen if I forgot what I had to say? Would they listen to me? What if I said something wrong? Could I trust God to hold me safely and use me to help people? Over many years I have found the object of my faith totally reliable. In the measure that I have given myself to Him confident that He is worthy of carrying me through, I have found my fears groundless – and my faith well-grounded.
It is safe to trust God. God is not a frayed rope. He can always bear our weight – we can count on it.
“In God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?” ~ Psalm 56:11
Lord, teach me to truly trust You – to depend on You for every uncertainty. I waste too many days and nights worrying about how I can control my life, or what I should do. Help me trust that You are at work, and You will carry me through. Amen.