The everyday Christian life is inseparably connected with challenges, but the biggest one is to trust the Lord.
Why is it so difficult for people, who believe in Jesus, to trust their Savior?
I have asked myself this question since July 2017. This summer, when I was interpreting for the Fire of Hope mission in Ukraine, God reminded me several things about Him. I call them lessons from summer 2017. During one of serving meetings, God asked me: Why don’t you trust Me? And I thought ‘Really? Why?’
I was looking through all the scriptures about trust, trying to understand what is wrong with me. Why is it so hard to trust my Savior? It wasn’t a problem when I just believed in Jesus, but now in my adult life, I put my trust in me. I could see it in all the different spheres such as finances, relationships, and even ministry. This small passage woke me up inside:
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
I Peter 5:6-7
I have never read these two verses as one passage. You can prepare your heart before you can trust the Lord. There is an attitude which puts you in the right place in the eyes of God. It is a humble heart. When we humble ourselves before God, we are ready to put all our cares upon Him.
So the real reason for trust issues is pride that makes it difficult to humble our hearts before God. This pride tries to blur our spiritual vision and impose that humble people are weak.
Being humble has nothing to do with weakness. It is the strength to acknowledge the higher authority in your life. When you don’t want to go all the distance by our own powers, you surrender to the Lord.
Scan your heart. If you find any shadow of pride there, confess before God and receive freedom.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”