Trust in God Matters
In reviewing this book, “Trusting God: Why His Plan is Better Than Ours” speaks volumes of trusting God in spite of the seasons we’re in, we must continue to trust in Him.
The author reminds us that “we as Christians need to understand the importance of trust and all that it entails. This means learning both the requirements and ramifications of fully committing to God.” The author made an interesting point, if we truly want to experience the strength of God, we must first embrace our weakness. He says “it takes more strength to allow yourself to be weak than to pretend that you are strong.”
We as Christians don’t really like showing our weakness in fear of being scolded, talked about, rejected, and cast aside. We tend to take pain as an unbearable emotion that
However, by embracing our weaknesses, we are allowing God to show us His strength. 2 Corinthians 12:10 (HCSB) “So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
The author put it this way: the door to strength in the kingdom is weakness. This really does get you to thinking, especially verse 9 of 2 Corinthians 12 “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” When you are suffering and beg the Lord to remove this cup, the Lord says “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfected in weakness. How awesome to know that you don’t have to be strong all the time. When you’re at your weakest moment God’s power will strengthen you, just trust Him.
“When tribulation and persecution comes, we can lean on him and not just endure, but prosper under His strength. However, being rooted and grounded in Christ, you will not fall, but if you are not rooted in the Lord, you will straightway stumble (Reimer). Mark 4:17 (AMP) And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.
Remember that through it all His grace is more than enough to sustain us. His strength is enough to make us strong and we will not just endure, but thrive!
Hebrews 11.1(HCSB) “Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.” The author says faith is actually required, and it doesn’t come when the water is still. My commentary is: faith is required when the waters are troubled and the test comes in like a flood. Your faith is either going to be activated or in default. Your faith is either going to take you higher or keep you stagnates in your current position.
The author hit the nail on the head, trusting God means letting go of worry, and letting go of control. The last one is major because we want to control everything, it’s when we can’t control everything we become anxious; wondering if it’s going to turn out right—God’s Got it!
The author shares a few things with us that we should always remember:
- You can never hide from God.
- God doesn’t hold a grudge.
- God will always welcome you with open arms.
- When you hurt, God hurts.
The author states: you build trust with God the same way you would build trust with anyone: by spending time with them and developing an intimate relationship. Simply put: crave out some time, eliminate distractions, and be honest. If you can’t be vulnerable to God than what will become of you; God isn’t into condoning, but He’s into redevelopment and reconstruction.
This book was very inspiring and refreshing; it even had me doing some evaluations of my walk. I highly recommend this book to ALL whose walk, faith, and life have been tested. This young man has learned some key points and has shared them with the world to grab hold and continue to trust God.