T R U S T G O D

Expectations are intertwined into our everyday. We expect that if we present money to a cashier, we will leave with a purchase. We expect that if we drop something in the mail, it'll arrive in someone else's mailbox in a few days. Transactions are all around us-- T H I S for T H A T, always. And so I've realized in my study of T R U S T in God that part of my issue is that I E X P E C T something of God for my trust. I'm going to trust you with my dream, so I expect that you'll make it reality. I listened to a sermon on Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and how they directly told Nebuchadnezzar "we believe our God is able to save us, we trust that he will save us, but if he doesn't doesn't, we still trust Him" (paraphrase). They trusted God not for something in return, but because of W H O  H E  I S. They believed that he would save them, but their trust was not contingent on whether He did or not. Because if trust is continent on something besides who God is, then we are really trusting in the contingency, and not God. If I say, "God, I trust you with my future", but get upset if my future doesn't look how I plan, my trust is in my own plan, and not God. I believe God wants us to dream and plan but hold things loosely-- to trust Him not on a contingency basis but for W H O  H E  I S. Expectations are intertwined into our everyday. We expect that if we present money to a cashier, we will leave with a purchase. We expect that if we drop something in the mail, it'll arrive in someone else's mailbox in a few days. Transactions are all around us-- T H I S for T H A T, always. And so I've realized in my study of T R U S T in God that part of my issue is that I E X P E C T something of God for my trust. I'm going to trust you with my dream, so I expect that you'll make it reality. I listened to a sermon on Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and how they directly told Nebuchadnezzar "we believe our God is able to save us, we trust that he will save us, but if he doesn't doesn't, we still trust Him" (paraphrase). They trusted God not for something in return, but because of W H O  H E  I S. They believed that he would save them, but their trust was not contingent on whether He did or not. Because if trust is continent on something besides who God is, then we are really trusting in the contingency, and not God. If I say, "God, I trust you with my future", but get upset if my future doesn't look how I plan, my trust is in my own plan, and not God. I believe God wants us to dream and plan but hold things loosely-- to trust Him not on a contingency basis but for W H O  H E  I S.