After starting a new diet, I altered my drive to work to avoid passing my favorite bakery. I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and there in the window was a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed, “Lord, it is up to You. If you want me to have any of those delicious baked goods, create a parking place for me directly in front of the bakery.”
. . . and sure enough, God answered my prayer!!! On the eighth time round the block, there it was! LOL!!
You know we laugh at that, but I think back to the many times I have said, "Lord, it is up to You!" And then I kept driving around the block again and again until I got what I thought I needed or wanted!! Have you ever done that? Like a little child begging and begging until a frustrated mom gives in to the begging. Does God get frustrated at me when I tell Him it's up to Him and then I just keep on driving around the block?
Trust is such a powerful word. Do I trust God enough to say and really mean . . . it's up to You, God??? He who knows all, sees all, and even knows what is in my heart and mind! Sounds like a "no-brainer" - why would I not put my trust in a God that created and knows ALL things. He knows me from the inside out! So why does my trust waver sometimes? Yes, I am human, I do get over-worked, over-stressed, and over-whelmed at times in the things that press in on me, but God really wants me to stop and say . . . it's up to You, God!! Lord, help me trust You more and me less!!
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths". -Proverbs 3:5,6
"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." -I Peter 5:7
"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass". Psalm 37:5
"Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust". Psalm 40:4
"They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever". -Psalm 125:1