Mary Padgett Ministries, Inc.
A Word In Due Season
|TRUSTING YOUR LIFE TO GOD'S HANDS
Scripture: Psalms 25:1 (Amplified) "Unto You, O Lord, do I bring my life."
Sometimes it seems harder for us to trust in God than it is for us to trust in others. For instance, when we are sick and hurting, we do not find
it hard at all to give ourselves completely to a doctor that we barely
know. We bring our lives to the doctor in simple
trust. We allow him to prescribe medication for us and to do
whatever he feels that he needs to do. If necessary, we even
allow him to put us to sleep for several hours so that he can perform
an operation on our bodies that we do not even understand.
Because we know so little about the subject, we rely on the doctor's
training, education, and skill. We assume that his diagnosis is
correct and that what he tells us is the truth. We
rarely question his efforts unless he proves himself wrong.
Our lives are literally in the physician's hands
When it comes
to putting our trust in the Lord, however, it is hard for us to
let go and let God have His way. We tend to cringe at the thought
of not having total control over our own lives. We sense God's
Holy Spirit leading us, but our minds and emotions take us in the
opposite direction because we fear disappointment and failure. We
do not have
the confidence that we need to walk the path of faith that God has
set before us. If God prescribes something, we question
Him. We also find it difficult to rest while God is working His
plan in our lives.
David said the most precious thing he had was
his own life, but he brought it and placed it in the hands of the
Lord. He could trust no other, but was confident that his tender
loving God would not disappoint him. David depended upon the Lord
to show him the right way to go and trusted God to guide him down the
path of truth. He leaned on God's covenant of grace to comfort
him when he was lonely and afflicted. God became David's secret
companion because David reverently feared and worshiped Him. How
great it would be if we would come to this wonderful place of trust
that David found and then be able to surrender our lives to God
and declare to Him, "Unto You, O Lord, I bring my life." +++