If you have been following the blog, you may have read my post on faith. That post was basically an inspiration that I had after I read John 20: 24-29. I was having my bible study this morning, and I came across the following passage on trust: Philippians 4:6: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
After reading this, and hearing it taught to me from the pulpit, I was able to sit back and think about what it really meant. In this book, Paul was under house arrest. He had people making decisions that would affect wether he lived or died. He had churches to minister to, letters to write and trials to appear at. He had a lot to worry about, yet he wasn’t ruffled. That really convicted me. I can tell you with the utmost confidence that if I was being was being held on trial with my life at stake, I would have nothing on my mind except getting my name cleared.
Do you remember how when Jesus was before Pilate, he didn’t say anything? Even when they were accusing him of things that he didn’t do? I remember thinking to myself that if I were in his shoes all I would want to do is prove them wrong and clear my name. I would talk! But see, Jesus didn’t say anything. In the garden he prayed, “Father, not my will but yours be done.” He knew that He didn’t need to clear His name. He trusted His Father, and let God’s will be done.
I would like to stop there and pick it up next week.
Stay tuned for part two!!!