"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones." Proverbs 3:5-8
What does it really mean to trust God?
Or, you could ask the same question this way, “What does it mean to really trust God?”
That is THE big question, isn’t it? It is important enough to address it with a Proverb from the wisest man who ever lived.
To begin answering the question, consider this simple story:
I heard a story of a missionary in Africa who received a knock on the door of his hut one afternoon. Answering, the missionary found a native boy holding a large fish in his hands. The boy said, "Reverend, you taught us what tithing is, so here. I've brought you my tithe." As the missionary gratefully took the fish, he questioned the boy. "If this is your tithe, where are the other nine fish?" At this, the boy beamed and said, "Oh, they're still back in the river. I'm going back to catch them now."
Like this young boy shows us, trust is giving God your first, your best, and your all!
Like this young boy shows us, trust believes God for the rest!
Like this young boy shows us, trust is giving with zest!
Like this young boy shows us, trust believes that God will bless!
Does your trust in God pass this test?