By Samuel Lam
We weren’t born into this world trusting God. We didn’t know God until one day we went to church, or a friend told us about God or we saw a miracle. But that happened later in our lives. But since day one, we had to trust ourselves and our parents. But as we continue on in life, we relied less on our parents and more of ourselves.
Thinking about myself, it’s a lot on me that I have to do things. I have to pay my own rent. I have to pay off my car. I need to work hard at my job. I need to do my laundry. I need to buy my food. I have to do everything. And I am the only person I trust with all those responsibilities.
As much as it’s good to believe in yourself to handle all this, there are times when you’re out of control. In fact, this may happen a lot more than you know. And when something happens that you have no control over, that’s when it’s time to turn to God.
We should be turning to God for everything in our lives but we sometimes forget, or just seem to ignore God’s presence. It’s tough to do so in this society where there’s so much pressure to perform. I have to know that I can’t do it all on my own and that I need to trust God to deliver me.
I have a friend whom I talk to about many things in life, but mainly it’s about careers. We’re both balancing jobs and living on our own. And whenever we hit a speedbump in our career path, we share our thoughts and our ideas, hoping that we will get out of our little rut. At the end of every conversation about our job, my friend ends it by saying “trust.” That’s it. One word ends our conversation.
Trust in God. Trust that God will provide. Trust that God will put you on the right path. Trust that God will continue to bless. Trust in things that God does that I may not understand. Trust that the Lord, the provider or my life, will continue to provide. Trust that God will not abandon me. Trust that in the end, it will be fine. Trust.
After getting laid off from work, I did not worry whatsoever. I knew that my trust was in the Lord and in Him, I will be delivered. Not one day went by without me being stressed. I applied to all the jobs I could find, but I trusted that God will bring me the right one. I trusted in Him, not in my own ways and desires. And He delivered.
As the above verse reminds us, give all your heart to God. Even when you are in the “I got this” mode, still trust. Humble yourself and know that you don’t got it all. God will give you more than what you expected. Don’t rely solely on your own abilities. We don’t have all the power, God does. God has given you so much more and will continue to do so.
When you recognize God and look at all the good He’s done, praise Him. Praise Him constantly. You will see that in trusting Him, you will be blessed and you will be delivered. When you trust God to be in control, you will come out on top. Always. Trust.
Samuel Lam: Samuel is a Bay Area native living in Southern California working in sports media. He blogs on many topics, including sports, music, movies, travel and especially faith. Sam also runs his own personal sports blog on his free time. Check him out at: Green Eggs and Lam & But At The End Of The Day.