“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.” Proverbs 3:5
I’m in the process of cleaning up the manuscript for Humble Beginnings (Daily Moment Meditations) that was edited by my son-in-law, Dan. He is sharp-eyed and catches all my crazy little errors. Occasionally he throws something at me that I have to challenge, such as this suggested correction:
God provide Glen and me with lasticity (made-up word) that helped us reconnect when times got tough.”
Dan put a green line through “me” and changed it to “I.” He did this on another sentence in the manuscript also. If I left Glen out of the sentence and say, “God provided me with lasticity,” that makes sense. Okay, the problem is I’ve tried to find out if there is something in the sentence structure that makes Dan correct in that I should use “I.” HELP!
However, this post is about trust. Do I trust my own gut feeling on this or do I trust Dan (the expert). The art of trusting someone, some thing, or oneself is in trouble these days. There seems to be so many reasons to immediately distrust.
For those who serve the Lord, God’s promises we can trust him in all things. Do you trust spouse, friends, neighbors, boss? Your co-workers? Your suppliers, machines, paycheck to keep coming?
Lord, when we lack trust in you and in ourselves, help us remember to go to you for a reminder of your promise you’ll always take care of us. Amen.