Trust Equals Rest

”This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” – Psalm 91:1-3, NLT

It’s easy to say, “I trust You, God,” or even to sing the words in a worship song. But, what does it mean to trust the Lord completely? To rely on Him with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength?

I tell you what it doesn’t mean – writing a devotion on the computer at 1:30am. Even though I went to bed shortly after 9:00pm, physically and emotionally exhausted, I awoke a few minutes ago and couldn’t go back to sleep.

When it comes to trust, worry is not a part of the equation. For example, if I was truly at peace right now, then I would be in bed, instead of sitting at my laptop. My body would be relaxed instead of tense. My mind would be meditating on God’s faithfulness and truth rather than fixated on my circumstances.

After my husband and I assumed guardianship for Miss Georgia last week, I had no idea the scope of responsibility that would accompany our commitment. But, you see, therein lies the problem. I’ve trying to carry the weight on my own instead of letting the Lord bear the load for us.

Loving Georgia and caring for her requires wisdom and strength that I simply don’t possess. The good news is, though, is God knows exactly what Georgia needs. He created her. He understands her. All I have to do is seek Him daily, listen to His voice, and rely on His Spirit to order my steps.

Is there something in your life that keeps you up at night? A problem that causes anxiety in your heart during the day? If so, give it to the Lord. Stop fretting, and start living in freedom. Say to Him, “I trust You,” and mean it. Lift the heavy weight from your shoulders, and place it in the loving arms of your Savior.

Lord God, You are in control, so I don’t have to worry. Thank you for inviting me to cast all my anxiety on You. Take it all, Lord, and give me your perfect peace. I trust You.