Sunday, August 10, 2008
Trust and obey
This morning in the shower, the words from an old hymn came to me "...trust and obey, for there's no other way...". Having been through what I have this past week, I knew those words came straight from God through the Holy Spirit. And in His usual on-target fashion God spoke to me at Sunday School through Hebrews 11 regarding faith and works (trusting and obeying). A sermon on I Corinthians 15 reminded me that there is a victory to be had in every situation...whether it looks glorious or grim to us, it matters not; God is looking at a bigger picture and is working in us a far greater glory. The Lord has allowed 2 trying situations to come our way recently. Both of which provoke the automatic response of "Why, God?" I think there is no harm in asking this; it places us back in a humble position of reverence - we are acknowledging that God must know the answer, and that is why we ask. Many other questions flooded our minds this week, not the least of which was "How could you, God?" and "What happens now?" I know not the answers, but I think the words that came to mind this morning hold a clue "...trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy [have joy] in Jesus than to trust and obey..." Deep in my heart, I know that the answers to our questions don't really matter. What does matter is that we are trusting in Him, looking for His will, and seeking to give Him glory in all things!