Trust Is Hard

trust in GodI don’t know about you, but I’ve often asked myself, “Lord, why can’t I trust You even though You’ve never hurt me?”
The question is easily answered. I trust myself more than I trust Him. Self-preservation is a strong motivator. Self-protection, especially when people have let me down, even Christians, is a tremendous barrier to overcome. Yet if I’m honest with myself, self or “I” really isn’t worth protecting or preserving.
By taking my drug of choice, I end up hurting myself and in some cases others as well. With that in mind, you’d think it would be easy to follow Jesus; yet it’s not. The battle between choosing Jesus or me is huge. In fact, the language of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 is that I must declare war on the part of my own mind that wants to lift me up (NIV “pretensions” or KJV “every high thing”)!
I must choose to declare war on myself through exercising the truth by faith or making what’s called contrary choices, meaning I must choose to go against my thinking and my feelings and choose to trust Jesus instead. It sounds easy to read, but it’s very hard to practice. Trusting someone other than myself always is.
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