by Pastor Tim White
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3.
There is so much in the Bible about trust that we forget sometimes how essential it is to our lives. What if you never learned to trust? Can you imagine a baby who is so afraid that they will not trust their parents to feed, clothe, protect and direct them? They would be afraid to crawl, afraid to walk, afraid to drink, afraid to eat, afraid to be snuggled, afraid to sleep, afraid to laugh, afraid of the pets, afraid of everything. Don’t you agree with me that it is impossible to really live without trust.
As I was watching the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, I was feeling discouraged during the first half. So, I found a prayer that resonated with my heart for 2019.
Dear God, I surrender 2019 to you. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be,
and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.
As the game progressed to the fourth quarter and the Huskies had a miraculous chance for a comeback win, I found myself wanting to write a new prayer for 2019.
Dear God, I surrender 2019 to you. Just let the Huskies recover an onside kick and win this game.
Distracted, and I am not even through the first day of the new year! We all know we need to trust but we need get back to basics if we are going to overcome stress, fatigue, misdirection, and lack of mountain-moving faith. So, we are starting into a short new series for January. The sermon’s will only be 20 minutes long. And the one on Saturday night during the Seahawks game will probably be shorter.
The series is about Four Simple Steps to Trust. How does the Bible teach us to become trusting individuals in this dangerous world where those who trust get scammed? How do we learn or relearn healthy, saving trust in God? Join me this weekend and we will all learn something essential about real living by moving forward in our capacity to trust God.
Your friend for the rest of my life,
Pastor Tim White