The other day I was telling God, “I trust You, Lord.” In fact I said it quite a few times.
As I was continuing on with my chores and my conversation with God, I heard very deep down in my soul:
“What is it about Me, that you trust?”
Once again God kind of stopped me in my tracks, and I was stunned to be honest. I have never thought about what aspect/aspect’s of God that I was trusting in. I think we need to think about that, for every given situation.
Of course I trust in God’s Word, justice, faithfulness, compassion, mercy, love, but:
I think certain situations call for trusting in a certain “attribute” of God. Again, David is one of my best examples for this.
At a given moment he would be calling for God’s mercy. Another His forgiveness. Another His faithfulness, and another His justice, etc…
It is kind of like us with our own children. When they are small and have a “boo-boo” they trust that kiss is coming from us. As they grow they begin to trust we will do our best to guide them correctly. When they do wrong they can trust a consequence is coming. When they are grown hopefully they can look back and see as parents we always had their best interest at heart.
Our own kid’s always came to the part of us, which was needed at that time. In turn, that is the part we gave to them.
As I thought about God’s question to me, I begin to realize:
That is exactly how it is with Him as our Father. For every situation in our lives, we must turn to the correct attribute of God, which fits said, “situation.”
If I am broken hearted I need to trust in His compassion and love for me at that moment. If I am crossing boundaries I need to trust in His discipline and justice that He will draw me back. If I am sick and can barely walk or stand, I need to trust in His mercy and healing. So on and so forth.
For every situation in our lives, we need to go the part of God, which will help us through it.
For the particular situation I was telling God “I trust You” for, something came over me that I needed to trust in His:
So I begin to say:
“Lord, I trust in Your faithfulness.”
I am still saying it today, and things are getting better.
It did something else also:
It gave me peace, that all is going to be okay. It came through a word and heart change, because I know God is “faithful.” That is the part of Him I am calling upon, because I need it!
I need all of God no doubt. I am learning though, at certain times I need certain things. I need to place my trust in the part of God which is going to bring it forth.
There are no words which will truly explain the difference this has made in my relationship with Him.
I believe the reason for that is:
I am focusing and walking in His faithfulness “only” at this time, instead of trying to figure out where all the other things regarding God are going to come in.
In doing so, I am more one on One with Him.
By that I mean:
It is me, it is Him, and one part of God which I am depending on. I am not all over the place with it, and am staying steady on my course.
Love and God Bless, SR