Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting rock.

Isaiah 26: 4

Trust can be hard thing to do; yet, we all do it continually throughout every day. We trust the floor to hold us up when we get out of bed in the morning, in the water that we drink to not poison us, and in numerous human relationships that we engage in during the day. It is the ability to trust that often defines just how we negotiate our way through life, and it greatly impacts our ability to enjoy the deeply felt freedom that God wants us to enjoy. 

When the stresses of living are resulting in that form of tension that seems to grip every fiber of the body, and it seems that it is impossible to find a clear and reasoned thought in your mind, you may be experiencing a trust-deprived time in your relationship with God. It is our all too human tendency to want and to need to own all of the answers to each of the situations that we encounter in life. After all, we were designed and equipped by God, Himself, to navigate our way through this world; however, the problem with this thinking is that it leaves out the most important part of the Lord’s plan for us. In God’s plan we are also intended to be actively involved in a relationship of trust with Him, and this is where true and lasting freedom is found.

The sort of trust that allows us to face into the hard issues and the difficult uncertainties of life is founded on an understanding of who God is and of how much He cares for each of us. The Lord is that rock solid foundation under me that will not fail and can not be knocked out from under my feet by any forces or pressures; He is the rock that will crush all of the Satan’s attempts to attack my spirit; the Lord is the grinding stone of truth that will polish my mind so that the lies that creep into it are turned into dust to be blown away by the refreshing breeze of God’s Spirit; and God is my Lord, He is the rock solid fortress where I can dwell always in complete safety and freedom.