TRUST ME ENOUGH to let things happen without striving to predict or control them. Relax, and refresh yourself in the Light of My everlasting Love. My Love-Light never dims, yet you are often unaware of My radiant Presence. When you project yourself into the future, rehearsing what you will do or say, you are seeking to be self-sufficient: to be adequate without My help. This is a subtle sin—so common that it usually slips by unnoticed.
The alternative is to live fully in the present, depending on Me each moment. Rather than fearing your inadequacy, rejoice in My abundant supply. Train your mind to seek My help continually, even when you feel competent to handle something by yourself. Don’t divide your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help. Instead, learn to rely on Me in every situation. This discipline will enable you to enjoy life more and to face each day confidently.
Young, Sarah (2004-10-12). Jesus Calling: Seeking Peace in His Presence (p. 297). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
As I read this devotion entry, I feel I am so far from where I need to be. I feel that I go though my day using my own strength and wisdom, instead of relying on Christ’s strength in wisdom. When will this change? How will I get there? These are questions that have to be asked. I understand that I could go through life without ever seeking Christ’s assistance even a single time. People do it all of the time.
I believe what Sarah brings out is something that allows a believer to live differently, live in peace and security, follow the best paths (Psalm 32:8) that He desires.
A couple things come to mind in learning to trust Christ:
- Decide to make it a priority in your day. It must be a heart choice.
- Seek Him (and the Holy Spirit) to guide you daily, give up your day to Him and consciously -before the day starts, commit your decisions to Him. He will quickly reward a heart that desires to seek Him.
- Bring down the wall that separates quiet time from the rest of the day. Whatever you need to do, remind yourself of important scriptures that provoke a dependence on His strength. (Jer 6:16, John 15:5)
This is a life change. It is a pause during your day, giving account to Christ when you are at a crossroads/decision.
There is so much Sarah writes in this single devotional entry. I could have this one entry for an entire month, as it may take that long to truly own it.