Have you ever wondered if you can trust God in the day to day? With the little things in life? The promises in God’s word remind us of how important it is to trust God in all aspects of life, big and small, and find comfort in His unwavering care and provision.

On my early morning walk, feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders, I glanced up through a small clearing in the trees. In one quick glance, I noted the sun, 2 airplanes at different elevations and going in different directions, an eagle, and a common sparrow.

I never question whether or not the sun will rise–I just look forward to basking in its warmth. When I fly, I sit back in my too-crowded airplane seat and busy myself reading a book or writing my own. I never worry about how the pilot will get me to my destination, I just trust that he will. I never get fearful those birds will drop from the sky (just maybe WHAT they will drop :).

Finding trust in everyday miracles

To my meek human mind, I don’t know how all those things defy gravity. I just trust God is going to keep them there. And I trust Him for a host of other things too: like keeping the earth spinning in orbit, keeping the sharks and whales in the sea and off the land, that summer’s heat will end and fall will come (a big Amen here if you live in Texas), etc.

If I am willing and able to trust God with such big seemingly impossible things, why do I struggle to trust Him with the aspects of my life that aren’t as spectacular? The washing machine repair, a misunderstanding with a spouse, a college acceptance, or enough funds at the end of the month to pay the bills?

God’s unfailing trustworthiness: exploring His promises

I’ve often said, “God not only owns the cattle on a thousand hills, He owns all the hills.” His resources are unlimited, His love is unfailing, His promises are true, and His plans are always good. He is trustworthy.

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NLT, emphasis mine). I love that simple little 3-letter word, “all.” God doesn’t promise to occasionally meet our needs when the whim strikes Him. He promises to take care of every. single. need.

In the midst of life’s complexities, we are encouraged to lean not on our own understanding but to trust wholeheartedly in the Lord, who promises to guide our every step. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

As we navigate the challenges of this world, we find solace in the truth that when we commit our ways to the Lord and take delight in Him, our deepest desires find fulfillment in His loving care. “Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.” Psalm 37:3-5 (NLT)

 

As we navigate the challenges of this world, we find solace in the truth that when we commit our ways to the Lord and take delight in Him, our deepest desires find fulfillment in His loving care. Read more for how to trust in God in the day to day.

 

In our anxious moments, we can draw inspiration from the birds of the air, who remind us of our Heavenly Father’s constant provision and His desire for us to trust Him rather than worry. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:25-27 (NIV)

Just as trees planted by the riverbank remain unshaken by external circumstances, we too can find stability in our trust in the Lord as our hope and confidence, producing fruit even in challenging seasons. “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)

When faced with fear and uncertainty, we can find strength in the comforting words of Isaiah, reassuring us that God is always with us, upholding us with His righteous right hand. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Through the promises in His Word, God proves over and over that He is trustworthy. What needs do you need to entrust into His care today?

Because of Him, #PeacePrevails

 

 

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If I’m able to trust God with things that seem impossible, like keeping the earth in orbit, why do I struggle to trust God with the little things in life? The assurances found in God's Word serve as a constant reminder of the significance of relying on Him in every facet of our lives, whether it be in significant matters or the minor details. Read more for how to trust God in the day to day.

 

 

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