When the Way of Wisdom Means Trust

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This week I’ve continued to think about wisdom and how we acquire it for the decisions in our lives. Maybe it’s not about how to schedule our time. Maybe instead our decision is about a job, where to live, whether to sell a house, how to parent a child, etc. There are so many areas in our lives that demand wisdom. trusted

As I’ve thought and prayed about it this week, I wonder if the key to Godly wisdom is trust in God.

Do I truly trust that He wants my best even if it looks different than I imagined? If I trust Him, then I can rely on His wisdom, because I know Him.

Dictionary.com lists seven definitions for hope. The first two really caught my attention:

1. reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety,etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
2. confident expectation of something; hope.
Right now we’re in the middle of selling our home. It hasn’t gone the way I’d imagined it Matthew 6-26would. At all. Things have changed, and all of my careful research and attention to the market are really worthless. For this careful, conservative planner, that’s been really hard to accept. I want reality to match my expectations — pretty simple when reality exceeds my expectations so much of the time.
What has surprised me is how much this has rocked me. As I’ve been praying about it again this week, begging God for wisdom and grace, I’ve sensed Him asking me if I trust Him. The answer seems so immediate and certain.
“Of course I trust You, Lord.”
“Then why don’t you relax into My care? Why do you carry the burden on your shoulders? I’ve always cared for you. This is not a big deal for Me. If I care for the birds of the air and the flowers in the field — creatures and flowers that are fleeting delights — then won’t I do more for you? Don’t I value you more?”
“Yes, Yes Lord. I know You do.”

“Then trust Me.”

Do I rely on the surety of the Lord? Do I believe He will come through this time? Or do I believe His provision, favor, and care for me ended? Do I have confidence and hope in what He will do?

Yes. A thousand times He has shown Himself faithful. Over and over without a doubt, even when I don’t understand the whys, I know He is faithful. I can trust Him. I can rely on Him. I can trust that what concerns me concerns Him. I can rest in the knowledge that He can handle this.

Even if I have to remind myself a million times a day, I can rest in the truth that He sees, He know, He cares.

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