Thought I would share this inspiration from Lysa Terkeurst’s It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way:
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. (Hebrews 5:7-9)
This obedience He learned from suffering compelled Him to trust God beyond what His physical eyes could see.
Can you imagine how much less anxiety, fear, angst, and heartbreak we would have if we could truly trust God? I don’t mean just saying we trust God because it’s the Christian thing to say. I don’t mean just singing words of trusting God because it’s in the praise song. I mean having a marked moment. A real live moment we can point to and remind ourselves that we declared we will trust God with this suffering. With this disappointment. With this situation.
Oh, dear God, help me trust You beyond what my physical eyes can see. As the winds of all that’s uncontrollable whip around me and thrash against me, I need something to ground me. Steady me. Hold me together when circumstances are falling apart. I want to trust You beyond what my eyes can see. Help me to do this. Give me calmness. Give me peace. Amen.
Obedience is the daily practice of trusting God.