Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5-6
Over recent weeks in my bible readings and in a number of sermons I have listened to, I have been challenged about the practical, everyday trust I place in the Lord. It is so easy to get caught up in the hype of culture and self-preservation, where trusting in anything other than our own abilities and resources is considered a weakness and even futile.
But how untrue is that for the Christian? Surely, as our salvific trust in the Lord is essential for eternal redemption and forgiveness - our everyday, ongoing trust in the Lord for His will in our lives is as necessary as well.
We at NCC are going through a time where our trust in the Lord is being tested. Our place of worship is being sold and we need another ‘roof.’ So what are we going to do? Are we to be indifferent and just carry on as usual thinking that ‘everything is gonna be alright’ - or, do we proactively engage our trust and dependence in God for this specific issue?
I would suggest the last of these two options is what we need be doing.
Corrie Ten Boom once said: “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”
The last thing we want to do at NCC is jump ship as it were, as that displays a complete lack of trust in our ‘engineer’ the Lord of the church.
So how do we manifest from the heart, dependence and complete trust in the Lord on this matter? We surely must begin with concerted and united specific prayer.
D.L. Moody once said, “True faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.”
My prayer is that we as a church will be united in our display of this ‘true faith’ as we purposefully cry out to the Lord, acknowledging our utter weakness and depend on His mighty power and strength.