Oh, this song…it is hard to sing it because it is so true in my life right now. Trust—to place one’s confidence in; to hope; that which has been entrusted. Trust is so closely connected to faith. Faith—reliance, loyalty, or complete trust in God or someone else. So having faith is completely trusting in God. The chorus of this song has been my breaking point so many times in the last five months.
When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!
The prophet Isaiah said “I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.” (Isaiah 8:13) and the author of Hebrews reiterates these words in chapter 2, verse 13, “I will put my trust in him.” The footnotes of my study bible say this in a way I could not say better. For some believers, patient waiting becomes the most difficult testing they must face…Are you willing to accept the Lord’s timing, not yours?
For 26 months my husband and I have been waiting to get pregnant. We have tried medicines and calendars. We have seen doctors and specialists. We have done tests and been poked and prodded. With each step of the way I have prayed for a baby. With each step of the way I have hoped to become pregnant. With each step of the way we have heard that we are healthy and that there is no reason we cannot get pregnant. When a specialist told us last month that we have unexplained infertility all I could think was: It’s explainable. It’s not God’s timing. The waiting is by far the most difficult thing I have gone through. The crying out to God and seeming to get no answer at all is beyond difficult. Having to trust that He can hear me and that He knows what he is doing is SO DIFFICULT. But the question becomes, Am I willing to accept the Lord’s timing, not mine?
So when God doesn’t move the mountain in your life that you want Him to…TRUST HIM. When He doesn’t part the waters you so badly want to walk through…TRUST HIM. When the Lord doesn’t give an answer as you are crying out to Him…TRUST HIM.
So today, with all of my might…I will trust in God.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.” Psalm 28:7a