God is Our Hope - August 4

I will not fear, but I will trust 

I put my faith in You 

For You have saved me by Your blood 

I put my hope in You 

Faithful and True 

The above lyrics are from the chorus of, Faithful and True, from our first EP self-titled Alabaster Grace. 

In Old Testament times, the Israelites were given many directions from God that did not seem logical at the time.  Most of the time God told them to do something, it was way beyond their scope to succeed on their own.  However, hindsight always revealed the reason why God had given them specific directions. 

Many times we have the tendency to trust in ourselves when life is easy - good job, good marriage, good kids, good health, etc.   There is no need for fear.  It is when life gets hard that fear and anxiety rear their ugly heads.  In those times of desperation, we cry out to God and He always hears us.   When He answers us in a way that is contradictory to our thinking, the fear and mistrust reveal themselves again.  Why is it so hard to trust God? 

Thankfully, not only is He faithful and true, He is also patient and kind.  We can trust Him in all things.  The question is can we trust Him enough to do what He says even when it seems wrong in our minds?  Most assuredly! 

Scriptures: 

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3) 

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.  For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.  Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:20-22) 

Prayer: 

Father, thank you for being faithful and true.  Help us to know deep down in our hearts that you always know what is best for us.  Amen.

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