Do You Trust Me?
By Vicki Molinari
I was so excited! The weather report said snow and this Florida girl had only seen snow a handful of times. With great anticipation I waited, however day after day nothing happened.
My anticipation dwindled and therefore my expectation of it ever happening became squelched. My hopes were dashed and I was just about to give up when on day five the flakes began to fall from the sky!
It was here. Not just a dusting either! The snow fell for hours and the beautiful white snowflakes blanketed the earth fifteen inches thick!
What a blessing and an answer to my prayers!
I spoke to the Lord quietly, thanking Him for what had happened. The word I received back in my spirit was ‘trust’. I sensed Him asking me, “Do you trust me?”
I began to think do I trust God? I say I do but my actions do not show it so often in my life. When He does not answer my prayers as I see fit, I doubt and often share my disappointment verbally, causing those around me to be uncertain, too.
Where was my faith? I was convicted quickly and my words of repentance flowed to the God who created me!
Can you relate? Have there been times of doubt in your life when you saw no results to your fervent prayers?
Perhaps you have worked so hard and dreamed so long for something only to be disappointed when it did not happen as you had hoped?
Doubt comes in like a flood and your first instinct is to give up.
Don’t do it! Fight the urge to quit! God is faithful!
The Bible says in Psalm 33:20-22, “We put out hope in the Lord, He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord for our hope is in you alone”.
So in our day to day lives we should have hope that He will answer our prayers, big or small, expressing gratitude even when we don’t see a glimmer of prayers answered.
He loves us so much more deeply than we can conceive.
May we trust in Him and in His unfailing love for us.