“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” –Psalm 37:5
The future—I have been thinking about what I would like to do for college and what that would look like. I was talking with a friend, and she mentioned how scary and crazy the future seems sometimes. She followed that up by remarking how we need to trust in God with the future.
Sometimes it seems so hard to trust God with our lives. We build up this wall and say that we’ve got it all under control. We start acting like kids that want to do everything by ourselves before we realize that we can’t do it without help. Liz Curtis Higgs once said that it is silly to think that we can’t trust God. She put it into perspective by using an analogy. She said that we trust that the pizza place will make our pizza. We don’t call them every few minutes to make sure they are really making it and that they will be on time. We also don’t show up at the pizza place surprised that they really did make our pizza and that it looks perfect.
We forget that God is in control—we ask Him if He’s really going to do what He said. We think that our timing is better, and we get mad when it isn’t done our way. But, when He accomplishes what we asked, it is so much better than anything we could have ever asked for or imagined.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). If we trust God with our lives and not try to do it on our own, He will guide us through life. I love how this verse says that we need to acknowledge Him in all our ways—not just a few different ways, but all. Our lives need to be totally submitted to Him.
So, whether you need guidance in finding what college to go to, getting a job, or even whether or not you should go to a certain party or read a certain book, trust God. Let’s totally submit our lives to Him—I know that He will guide us. If we can trust a pizza place, I know we can trust God.
Hi! I’m Macy, a bondservant of Jesus Christ and saved by His amazing grace. I’m sixteen years old and I’m homeschooled along with my three sweet, younger sisters. I really enjoy studying God’s Word, playing games as a family, playing the piano, and writing. I also love seeing how God works through each and every circumstance! He is so good! One of my favorite Bible verses is: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)