It’s hard to trust sometimes. We put our faith in what we believe God has called us to do, but then things don’t go the way we expect, or we wind up getting hurt.
Last year was an awful year for my wife and me. A relatively straightforward operation we trusted God to helpp with the finances for – and received them just five minutes before the hospital would have cancelled the procedure – resulted in a mis-diagnosed infection that nearly killed her afterwards. It would be easy not to trust after that.
God is faithful though. He provided us with another doctor who was able to intervene and help her through towards recovery.
This year has started off in a similar vein. We are trusting God to provide financially for us through our business. Just as things are starting to go smoothly, we have been the victims of an armed robbery at the premesis. The temptation is to close up or sell off. But what we must do is trust.
Trust is hard. We have to overcome our natural urges sometimes to trust God. Proverbs urges us “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 16:25 ESV) Death not necessarily meaning physical extinction, but also the end of a dream or an experience that God would rather not end.
The answer is to trust Him.
No matter what.