July 15, 2012

Trust Required

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- July 15, 2012

Yet you brought me out of the womb, you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. Psalm 22:9

God requires us to trust Him from our birth. In the beginning, we are totally dependent on others. God uses doctors, nurses, and midwives to navigate us through the birth canal. There is nothing we could do to gain access into this life other than wait on the warm embrace of others. Ultimately, it was God’s work that brought us into the world. He conceived us in our mother’s womb and He brought us out of our mother’s womb. There has never been a time we have not been required to trust the Lord. He knew we needed this requirement from the outset. Trust is who we are. It is part of our DNA. Our Savior stamped on our infant soul, “Trust in Me is required.” From our first breath to our last, we are required to trust in God. There is no getting around His requirement. He made us trust in the beginning, so we would learn to continue a life of trust in Him.

We were born desperately needy. The milk from our mother’s breast sustained our life. She was our lifeline. She was the nurturer we trusted without reservation. In the same way, we depend on the milk of God’s word. We are babies in our belief, in need of the elementary principles of the faith. The writer of Hebrews 5:12-13 says, “In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!” But then he goes on to say that we need more than milk for a mature faith. “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.” At the genesis of our faith, we were infants who sucked life from our Savior Jesus. Like air to a scuba diver exploring the vast unknown of the underwater world, He was what kept our souls going. We trusted Him totally as our redeemer and refuge. Trust was required then. Trust is required now.

In this life, we never graduate from our Savior’s school of trust. We are in Christ’s classroom of trust until we graduate to heaven. It is a required course for Christ- followers. He loved us when we were infants, and He does not cast us off in our latter years. He was our God when we left our mother, and He will be our God when we return to mother earth. Be glad that God requires trust in Him. Trust connects us to Christ. It keeps us close to Him. There is no better place to be than near the heart of God. Trust Him to love you in spite of those you distrust. Do not project your distrust of others on the Divine.

Moreover, trust in others is required for robust relationships. Do not replace trust with skepticism because of the few who have fractured your faith in people. Yes, in the beginning, because of relational inexperience, you may have been naïve in your trust of others. But do not allow these few bruising relationships to keep you from trusting. If you trust God, you can trust others. Little faith in God leads to little faith in people. A big faith in God thinks the best of others. He can control your feelings of being controlled. Don’t be defensive with your spouse or co-workers. Trust that they are in this with you. You want them to trust you, so trust them. Trust is required for growing relationships.

Taken from Reading #13 in the 90-day devotional book, “Seeking God in the Psalms”… http://bit.ly/bQHNIE

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  2. Rachel Fretz says:

    I have enjoyed reading these devotionals daily for about the last month. Nevertheless, I was disturbed today with the use of the phrase “mother earth.” Isn’ t that a New Age term? Does the Bible ever refer to the earth as our mother? God is our Father. It seems that our secular world refers to the earth as our mother as a way to ignor the sovereignty of God. I hope the term was used innocently, but we must be careful not to mix the pure doctrine of the Bible with a doctrine of the Devil.

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