But there’s a problem. Believing in promises is born out of a relationship of trust and we live in a world that erodes trust. It doesn’t take much. Lies, partial truths, and even the omission of important information undermines trust, and so we become weary of having our faith broken and wary of trusting others. This in turn makes it difficult for us to sometimes trust God … especially with the important issues.
I can remember very clearly a situation in which I was having a trust issue with someone, and God, loud and clear, said, “Jody, you’re trust issues aren’t with ______, they are with Me. You don’t trust me to have your best interests at heart. ” Which was true. I didn’t trust God with the situation. I knew what I wanted, and I felt the only way to insure that was to somehow control it.
But no matter how much I tried to know everything I needed to know to feel secure and at peace … I couldn’t. I wasn’t omniscient. And that sliver of information I didn’t know still created doubt, which then created anxiety and worry.
Therefore, the place I have to start in order to take God at His word (and perhaps you do as well) is with believing in His trustworthiness.
So I guess it isn’t all about me . . . It’s really all about Him.