Proverbs 3:5 says,
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Many Christians claim that they trust the Living God. They supposedly believe in God for something with their mere “faith.” Yet, there they stand, trying to figure out how it is going to be done.
Firstly, let us begin by defining the words “trust” and “figure.” The Webster’s New World Dictionary and Thesaurus defines “trust” as a firm belief in the honesty, reliability, etc, of another; in other words, faith. The Hebrew word for “trust” in this text of scripture is “batach” (pronounced baw-takh), meaning to trust, be confident or sure, be bold (confident, secure, sure), careless, put confidence, (make to) hope.
So when we say, “we trust God,” we are saying that He is reliable and we place our faith in His reliability.
Now, The Webster’s New World Dictionary and Thesaurus defines “figure out” as to solve. “Figure” can mean to compute, reason, guess, etc… The very definitions of these words tells us that we cannot trust God and rely on Him, if we are trying to compute, reason and solve what we are trusting Him for.
To walk in greater levels of faith and power, it is important that you do not try to figure out, calculate, or reason how God is going to heal, deliver, set free, meet your needs, etc…; rather you must simply believe. Let Him be. When you try to figure out in your mind how God is going to do something, then you are not trusting. God never told us that faith required us to figure it out; rather faith requires us to rely on the truth and integrity of God’s Word. Most Christians try to figure out how we are going to get what we have asked God for, or what He has shown us that He would do, because we don’t really trust God.
Our “figuring it out” is is making a back up plan, just in case God does not come through. Whenever you have a backup plan for God, it shows your uncertainty in His power to let things fall into place. You are not believing Him. Instead, you are preparing for his failure by doing something else “just in case.” But, He is THE God for a reason. Instead of you figuring Him out, let Him figure things out. Let Go and Let Go.Realise that it is better to trust in the Lord than to put our confidence in our or anyone else’s plan.
Psalms 118:8 says,
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
-Post adapted from a forwarded mail.