All our coins have the words, “In God We Trust”, stamped on them. The government may one day remove those words, but it can never remove the fact that many of our forefathers were God-fearing men and women.
Solomon, the wisest man in all the earth, wrote the following in Proverbs chapter 3, “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.” He goes on to say, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.”
Our natural inclination, given all our fears and frailties, is to trust in our own thinking and in our own strength. But God our Creator says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
I had some pretty major trust issues … I didn’t trust God … I didn’t trust others … I was very much a lone wolf and that got me into a lot of trouble. I had never trusted anyone with my secret of cross-dressing and desiring to take estrogen treatments and have gender reassignment surgery. I started to open up a bit with a Christian counselor when my wife saw that I was having issues with my parents. Jesus gave me one of the reasons why I was grappling with gender dysphoria … and I didn’t handle it very well … I attempted to take my life shortly after that revelation. It was that failure that helped me to see my need to trust Jesus.
King David, the psalmist, prayed three things with respect to his heart:
- 1) that God would “incline” his heart toward what was right,
- 2) that God would “strengthen” his heart to obey God’s commands,
- 3) that God would “enlarge” his heart to trust completely in the Lord Jesus Christ.
David says, in Psalm 37, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”
Trust Jesus … open up to Him. He says, “Come unto Me …” Matthew 11:28-30