Yesterday proved itself to be a challenging day. It started out with sleeping in and then falling asleep on the subway. A deep sleep.
When I read my evening Spurgeon devotional (provided by Heartlight) it touched every area I needed:
“Trust in him at all times.”
— Psalms 62:8
Faith is as much the rule of temporal as of spiritual life; we ought to
have faith in God for our earthly affairs as well as for our heavenly
business. It is only as we learn to trust in God for the supply of all
our daily need that we shall live above the world. We are not to be
idle, that would show we did not trust in God, who worketh hitherto,
but in the devil, who is the father of idleness. We are not to be
imprudent or rash; that were to trust chance, and not the living God,
who is a God of economy and order. Acting in all prudence and
uprightness, we are to rely simply and entirely upon the Lord at all
Let me commend to you a life of trust in God in temporal things.
Trusting in God, you will not be compelled to mourn because you have
used sinful means to grow rich. Serve God with integrity, and if you
achieve no success, at least no sin will lie upon your conscience.
Trusting God, you will not be guilty of self-contradiction. He who
trusts in craft, sails this way to-day, and that way the next, like a
vessel tossed about by the fickle wind; but he that trusteth in the
Lord is like a vessel propelled by steam, she cuts through the waves,
defies the wind, and makes one bright silvery straightforward track to
her destined haven. Be you a man with living principles within; never
bow to the varying customs of worldly wisdom. Walk in your path of
integrity with steadfast steps, and show that you are invincibly strong
in the strength which confidence in God alone can confer. Thus you will
be delivered from anxious care, you will not be troubled with evil
tidings, your heart will be fixed, trusting in the Lord. How pleasant
to float along the stream of providence! There is no more blessed way
of living than a life of dependence upon a covenant-keeping God. We
have no care, for he careth for us; we have no troubles, because we
cast our burdens upon the Lord.
While reflecting on my day, I couldn’t help but notice I wasn’t putting full trust in God during my day. That hurt. I didn’t get anywhere not putting trust in Him, it just left me feeling crappy. I can’t articulate it any other way: I just felt crappy.
Today is a new day! I’m excited for what comes my way and am reminding myself that I need to put it all into God’s hands, not my own. It’s refreshing to know that and believe it. It’s amazing to know I can’t do everything, but I praise and believe in a God who can do anything… even take away the frustration, hurt, and concerns that are so minute.