“Trust God Completely”

January 7, 2016

Group projects are the bane of my existence since trust is not something I am very good at. I consider myself a pretty independent person. Take my computer science class as an example. My professor would often assign group projects where we were expected to pick a partner, complete a little bit of HTML coding, and run a program correctly. When I am working by myself, I know that if an error occurs in the program, it’s because I did not code correctly. But when I am working with a partner, the chance of something going wrong is increased. And sometimes, the error is more difficult to fix. That dependency and reliability on someone else can be stressful. Often times, my partner and I would negotiate and make deals. I would cover questions 1–10 about the program and my partner would cover questions 11–20. This way we didn’t have to trust one another as much, we could complete our assignment, and then check each other’s work for mistakes. However, we weren’t the best example of what it looks like to work as a team.

God is more complex than a computer program. He expects us to trust Him completely. When we decide to negotiate with God we never win. Often times when God is telling us to trust Him, we don’t obey because we are scared. We are scared of what it’s like to have to depend on someone else entirely. As independent as we may think we are, we cannot handle the obstacles and challenges on Earth without God by our side. When God stirs our hearts, we have to be ready to take a leap of faith and trust Him completely.

“In you, O Lord, do I put my trust” (Psalm 31: 1).

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