Inspirational Sunday

"Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:8

Rae's Thought: All of us have been guilty of this at some point in our lives. When problems or needs arise, we get on our knees, pray to the Lord, get back up, and worry about what we've just prayed for. I admit, I'm guilty of this. If you're honest with yourself, you'll admit that you do the same thing too.

The problem with this is we're not trusting God to do His thing. When we pray and then worry, it's like we're saying God isn't capable of handling our situation. Can you really see God up on His heavenly throne, trying to figure out how to handle our problems? Can you see Him not knowing what to do? No? Then why try to handle the burden yourself when you have a God who can handle it for you? It's like we're handing the problems to God, but they come back with us because we've super glued them to our hands.

Children set good examples for us when it comes to trust and giving up burdens. When they have a problem, the first ones they usually go to are their parents. They're positive that their parents will take care of it. After they've given the burden to Mom and/or Dad, they go on with their lives. They have confidence in their parents' ability to handle the situation.

We need to have the same confidence in our heavenly Parent. Trusting God means totally giving Him the problem. It means not worrying about it after you've given the burden away. It means truly believing God can and will do what He says He'll do. After all, He promises He'll do what's best for us (Romans 8:28: 'And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God.') Have you ever known God to fall back on His promises?