Trusting Completely

Trust. It comes with time, it comes by letting someone or something into your life, into the deepest parts of your life. Trust is hard. But complete trust is completely different. Last January I gave my life to Jesus Christ and put my trust in Him. But now 10 months later He is teaching me to just let go completely, to give Him everything. To give Him the small stuff, as well as the really hard things. Things that I just want control over like school and what I do with my days. Things that I wouldn’t even think He wanted control of.

As I’ve been reading the book of Mark recently there have been so many stories of people trusting. People trusting in a man named Jesus for healing and restoration. They had no clue that they would be healed but they had faith, they trusted. They pulled their way through crowds to touch His robe, they were lowered through roofs by friends, they begged Him to have mercy as He passed by. And you know what? Jesus saw their faith, He heard their cries, and He healed them because of their faith. But even these stories personally have nothing on the next story. Mark 12 is where we begin this story. 


Sitting<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CF)”> across from the temple treasury,<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CG)”> He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CH)”> people were putting in large sums. 42 And a poor<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CI)”> widow came and dropped in two tiny coins worth very little.<sup class="footnote" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="[u]”>[u43 Summoning His disciples,<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CJ)”> He said to them, “I assure you:<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CK)”> This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CL)”> 44 For they all gave out of their surplus,<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CM)”> but she out of her poverty <sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CN)”>has put in everything she possessed<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(CO)”>—all she had to live on.” (Mark 12:42-44)


So all these people were putting in their money into the offering, very large amounts. And this widow comes along. She could have been angry or bitter with God for making her a widow, but she drops her two coins into the pot and Jesus sees just her all out trust. “I assure you: This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury.” She had given everything she had. She put her full trust and believed that even though she had absolutely nothing that God would still take care of her. That is trust, that is what complete trust looks like.


That is my prayer tonight that I would have that trust of Him. That no matter whether I’m going through a really hard time or a great victory, that I would trust Him through everything I go through in my life. That I would believe that He is sovereign and that He knows the next step that He’s taking me to. Because He does know what that next step is, and He does know what it will take for me to get there. So that is my prayer tonight that I would have trust to trust Him in the big, small, important, non important decisions in my life. I open up my hands tonight Lord God and begin to move into this next phase of trusting you. I don’t focus on my weaknesses and mess ups, I focus on your power and love. Trust God with your life. You will never regret it. You can trust Him with your life, He will never fail you!

Have a blessed night,
Joseph



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