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Daily Devotionals

Day 30 – Issue 15

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Be Still Know

Psalm 25:1-2a (NLT)

‘O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced.’

Almost all of us have expectations of God. The broadest is of course that our surrender to God is rewarded with forgiveness and an eternity with God. However, the substance of that expectation will only be tested at our death. Life continues toward that point and every day we all face challenges. Where is God within those days and what response might we expect to our challenges?

Our worship is an expression of trust in God. We worship in response to a love embraced if not seen. Yet, what expression of love can in fact ever be seen? I love my wife, yet the essence of that love is indicated through my words and practical care. Yet, even then familiarity and misunderstanding can create mistrust and difficult conversations.

In approaching God in worship we recognise God’s merit. There is no-thing and no person who is entitled to our worship ahead of God. This very act of worship is therefore a tremendous act of trust, for we have no agreed, incontrovertible objective criteria against which to establish such merit. We choose to acknowledge it and there we invest our trust.

When I expressed my love for Katey, it was with all integrity. Yet there were snapshots which, if taken as standalone moments, might have depicted a very different story. When angry I said things I didn’t mean and moved myself some distance emotionally and often physically from Katey. We found the means to reconnect apologize and even sometimes reflect upon how we reached such a state.

Trust boiled down to believing implicitly that Katey’s declaration of love and commitment to me was authentic and might withstand my best efforts to squander it. It also meant continuing in my chosen path even when angry, frustrated or ashamed.

QUESTION: What does trust mean to you? Trust requires that you give your heart away to God completely.

PRAYER: Sovereign Lord, Jesus trusted you even to death on a cross, trusted you not to leave Him in disgrace. Help me to trust you with my life As Christ trusted you with His. 

Written by: Matt Weet

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