I recently sensed God saying, “You say you trust me, but do you trust me in all things?”

He’s been showing me how a little word makes ALL the difference.

Lately, God has had me camped out in Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

He pointed out the word all. If I really trust Him, then do I trust Him that He will bring good from a disappointing day? From a difference of opinion with a loved one? Following a business transaction that didn’t go as expected? From the death of a friend?

If I trust that His word is true, then I must trust that everything He says is true. Not just for others but for me as well.

Lately I had been feeling overwhelmed by the lengthy to-do list but the short amount of time to get it all done. I didn’t even know where to start. I felt weary, which was a sure sign that I was carrying things I wasn’t meant to carry.

And in my heart I heard His plea, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

I knew He cared about my patient whose dementia was progressing, but surely he didn’t mean my concerns about my son at camp, did He? Or the house that needed to be cleaned up and the meal plan that needed to be decided upon before company arrived for a visit? What about the bills that needed paying?

He said to cast ALL my anxiety on Him. Not just some, not just that which I feel comfortable with or desperate for, but all. Why? BECAUSE he cares for me. Because He cares for me I can trust Him.

I can trust Him in ALL things.

Either Jesus did walk on water or He didn’t, either He can heal or he can’t, either Jesus did rise from the dead or He didn’t. If He didn’t it’s like any other bogus religion.

We either believe Him and the word, or we don’t. It’s ALL or nothing. For me, that three little word, ALL, makes ALL the difference.

What do you need to trust Him for today?

Hope Prevails,
Dr. B

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