(Excerpt from the book by Inspiration Ministries)
If you want a balanced, productive life – a life filled with health and healing – you must place everything at God’s feet…trust Him…and don’t hold back. In doing so, you’ll not only discover a peace that “surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7), but the ability to overcome sins and other barriers that keep you from experiencing His blessings.
As we seek God and trust in Him, we develop healthier habits. Our bodies are refreshed, and our minds think more clearly. We have a more intimate relationship with Him, giving us greater boldness in prayer.
Without this trust, our lives can be filled with stress and worry. We can be overcome with doubt and anxiety. We can be uncertain and insecure. Lack of trust in God can lead to negative emotions, such as jealousy and anger, and this can affect every part of our well-being. We can become defensive, self-centered, and discouraged.
At the same time, we must avoid trusting in the wrong things or people. We can be deceived into seeking the wrong goals or become trapped by Satan’s tricks and the empty promises of the world. Today, think about your life. How much do you trust God? Do you really believe that His Word is true?
A Step of Faith
Psalm 119:105 promises, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Too often, we want a lamp that will illuminate our path for miles ahead, when the Lord only promises that we’ll have His direction for the next step we must take.
Don’t forget Abraham, known as “the father of all those who believe” (Romans 4:11). When God called him to take a step of faith, “he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8). Step by step, he was willing to trust the Lord and follow His plan, even when he didn’t know all the details of where that plan would lead.
When we face uncertainty with our health or anything that concerns us, it can be tempting to take back the reins of our life from God. In some ways, Abraham and Sarah did this when they devised a plan to have a child through Sarah’s handmaid, Hagar (Genesis 16). That idea must have made perfect sense to them at the time, but their decision has had dire consequences even to this day. Where did they go wrong? They were trusting in their own ingenuity and fleshly ability rather than in the plan of God.
If you find that you’ve gotten off track like Abraham and Sarah did, it’s time to go back to the first step in the process of discovering God’s will. Surrender your life, desires, hopes, dreams, gifts, and talents to Him once again. Spend time in His presence, asking Him to reveal His plan. But remember: You’re unlikely to hear clearly from the Lord until you’ve fully committed yourself to doing His will – no matter what it is!
He’s a Big God
Deuteronomy 33:27 says that “the eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Isn’t that a beautiful description of the security and peace you can experience when you’ve put your life in the Lord’s hands and His “everlasting arms”? Some days you may feel like a tightrope walker, gingerly trying to maintain your balance. But you can be confident that the Lord is your faithful “net,” always ready to catch you if you fall. The more you surrender your life to God, the more you will discover the depth of His love and faithfulness.
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