Today was one of those days when I thought to myself, “I am such an idiot!” I know, I know. You shouldn’t talk to yourself in a way that you wouldn’t want someone else to talk to you or you wouldn’t talk to someone else. But wow, God is so much better at orchestrating my life than I am. There’s so much to do that I don’t have time to do and somehow, the Lord makes it all work better than I ever could. Whether ministry or parenting or a task from other life roles, when I pause and look at my mistakes or lack of knowledge, I get flustered. Maybe I’m not the only one?
As we’ve been walking through the Confident Trust Bible Reading Plan and Journal this month, God has been teaching me so much about trusting him more and not getting frustrated with my own limitations. One of the most poignant realizations for me during this monthly Bible reading challenge has been that I tend to pick and choose what I will trust God with. That issue is often what deters my full trust in the Lord with ALL my heart. Some of the things I hold the dearest are the things I find difficult to trust God with. Isn’t that interesting? As if I have the power and ability to care for them more than God does? As if I could possibly love my husband and children more than God does?
So I’ve found myself praying more and asking the Lord to help me learn how to better trust him. God has always answered my prayer of learning to trust him more. Today I’m sharing a prayer to trust God with everything. I don’t want to try to hold on to anything that might slow the Lord’s work in my life and the lives of others. Pray with me?
A Prayer to Trust God with Everything
What an incredible God you are!
When I look at the beauty of your creation,
I’m in awe of your mighty and majestic ways.
When I see the work of your hand,
I’m overwhelmed by your love for me.
Lord, I believe that you saved my soul;
Help me trust that you have made me whole.
Lord, I believe that you hear my prayers;
Help me trust that your answer is best.
Lord, I trust that you created the mountains;
Help me trust that you can move them.
Please forgive my failures and
Increase my ability to give you everything.
Thank you, Jesus.
May we continue to journey together to a new level of complete trust in God.
By his grace,