Quiet Trust


By:  Wanda Fielder

   Have you ever found yourself in such a desperate situation that you were literally begging God to intervene and bring your troubles to an end?  I certainly have!  Frantically and tearfully pleading, “pleaaaaase, God!”  Lifting my voice loudly and earnestly, I would urgently implore God to look my way and give heed to my current need.  Fraught with anxiety, I needed God’s immediate attention.  I’ve done it many times, and I will surely do it again.  But there is another approach to God, fully depending upon Him, requiring spiritual strength and discipline that is so pleasing to Him.

While reading an inspiring daily devotional that was written in 1932 by two devoted ladies during a time of their prayer and dedication, I was strongly moved by these impactful words:

It is not passionate appeal that gains the Divine Ear so much as the quiet
placing of the difficulty and worry in the Divine Hands.   So trust and be
no more afraid than a child would be, who places its tangled skein of wool
in the hands of a loving mother and runs out to play, pleasing the mother
more by its unquestioning confidence than if it went down on its knees and
implored her help, which would pain her the rather, as it would imply she
was not eager to help when help was needed.                     . . . God Calling

Think about it for a moment.  Unquestioning confidence.  Quiet trust.  Are we spiritually strong enough to lay it all at the feet of Jesus and walk away with the assurance that everything will be okay?  Some days I feel that I possess this kind of faith, but yet, other days I find myself once again begging and pleading for God’s help.  Psalm 84:12 gives this hope, “O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”

In closing, I offer two of my favorite scriptures.  Proverbs 3:5, 6:  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

My prayer is for each day I walk with Jesus that I will gain that quiet trust and confidence in Him.  We know what God can do.  We have seen and received amazing miracles and divine intervention.  As the song from the days of my childhood declares,
                                                Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
                                                How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er.
                                                Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus,
                                                Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

I’m working on the quiet trust!



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