In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Choosing to Believe

This morning as I was spending time reading the Bible the following words from 1 Peter 4:19B caught my attention:

"trust yourself to God who made you, for He will never fail you."

The context of these words was that Peter was writing to Christians who were undergoing persecution for being Christians. In the preceding verses Peter had talked about how if you suffer for doing wrong, it's not to your credit, but that you should count yourself blessed if you suffer for following Christ's ways.

I'm not being persecuted for being a Christian. But there are certainly things in my life which, through no actual fault of my own, do not go well for me. There are things with which I'm struggling. There is stuff about which I'm frustrated. There are some situations that I do not know how to make what would feel "right" to me.

So today I'm choosing to remind myself of these few words.

I think trusting myself to God means that even when I don't see what I think I should be seeing, I choose to believe good about God. Choose to believe that He really does have it all in control and is working things for my good in terms of the big picture scheme of things. Today I'm choosing to trust myself to my creator and to remind myself that no matter how things may seem, the truth is that He will never fail me.

7 comments:

Being Me said...

Been thinking about this lately, there are underlying doubts caused by fear YET over and above it all still I know in my head, I believe and continue to believe because I choose to.

God Bless you .

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Praise the Lord for being in control of your situation. He knows where you're at and will surely see you through it just as He got you to it ... for His purpose and for His will to be done. Trust Him.

I'm praying for you.

God bless.

Charie Ca said...

His love is unconditional...and it is amazing!

David-FireAndGrace said...

I love that verse... of course I toss it out there when a friend is having a go of life. However; when I hear it, I think, "yeah, but my situations is different."

I suppose it's easy to think God has abandoned us - or at least waiting for us. The truth is He is waiting for us.

I read a book by Watchman Nee many years ago. Release of the Spirit He had a few simple principals which, when I can remember them, work very well. Because what matters is that I release the Spirit, and nothing else. His Spirit is not subject to my circumstances.

Thanks, Tracy.

Mike said...

I like the thought that belief is a choice, grounded on fact and intellectual logic and reasoning. It's not a mere "belief" like one believes in unicorns.

Great reflection!

RCUBEs said...

"for He will never fail you..." How many times God had proven that to me during the ups and downs of my life? I may not see Him but I know He shows me a lot of "faith markers" on this road I'm walking on. God bless you sister Tracy.

Pati Nanni said...

GOD IS REALY GREAT
praised be Jesus for your life
have a blessed weekend =D
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