Trusting God in All Things

“Cast all your care upon Him, because He cares for you.”

— 1 Peter 5:7

A man once discovered the lesson that it is important to trust in the Lord in all circumstances. He was in great distress. He had done everything he could, but nothing was working out right. At length he said that in prayer he climbed the great marble staircase that ascended up through the clouds. When he finally arrived at the very throne room of God, he found that the huge brass doors were closed and locked. Though he beat upon them until his knuckles were raw, he sank to his knees, exhausted, at which time he heard a whisper that seemed to seep under the door saying, “Trust Me. Trust Me.”

There is the lesson, my friends. God is simply saying to us in every different course in life, “Trust Me.” Whether we are talking about the schools of this world, whether we are talking about business or ministry or relationships. Whatever it may be, God is saying, “Trust Me.”

Many modern unbelievers look out into the vastness of the universe and ask the question: Is the universe friendly? I can’t vouch for the universe. Surely the jungle is red in tooth and claw and there are many dangerous things in this fallen universe, but one thing I know beyond any peradventure of a doubt, and that is that He who created it is far beyond friendly. He loves us with an everlasting love, and He has promised He will take care of us.

Lord, my Shepherd, give me strength for today to trust in You with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. Thank You for guiding, leading, and loving me. On the sad and difficult days, let me remember what You have done for me in the past…