In You I trust. Reveal to me the way I should live. Psalm 143:8
A few years ago I went to an attorney and established a living trust. The trust represents the decisions I’ve made regarding my financial affairs, minor children, and medical directives should I be incapacitated or die.
Multiple options and variables were considered when making the living trust plan. The decisions contained in the trust were a result of thoughtful contemplation. Questions of who would raise my children and who would be responsible to “pull the plug” if a medical problem put me into a coma took more time to figure out than who would be awarded my personal possessions.
A careful review of the plan was made to ensure it accuracy represented my wishes prior to signing the legally binding document. I am pleased with my trust and I’m confident that all will be handled according to my plan. Now I can live and enjoy life knowing my decisions will be carried out and everything is set legally.
I have another kind of living trust. I have a living trust in the living God. I have committed to following Him and His plan for my life. It’s a daily challenge to deny myself and follow His plan but I know He has only the best in mind for me.
For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11
Your journey of life is a unique path. No one shares your individual life experiences. Your decision about God is a personal one and learning to trust Him takes time. The good news is He is patient and kind as you walk through the process.
My living and trusting relationship with God is something I am glad I have. When things happen, I know with His help I will make it through no matter how tough things get. Trusting in the forgiveness God offers and living at peace with Him is a quality of life you don’t want to miss out on.
I encourage you to take a moment consider what may be hindering you from trusting God with the details of your life. What are the next right steps for you to take in God’s direction?
Trusting in the living God is a daily adventure but I wouldn’t have it any other way.