“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.”
Psalm 118: 8-9 (NIV)
Has God ever let you down? Has it ever seemed like He has? God always sees the big picture and we don’t. When we feel that He has let us down, it’s because we may only have one piece of the puzzle. It also could be possible that God chooses not to honor our request because it isn’t in His will for us. We have to believe that God is in control and have to trust the outcome to Him.
Has another person ever let you down? How did you feel? What do we do with the hurt? The psalmists in Psalm 42: 5, 11 tell us to look to the Lord when we are downcast.
As a young adult several years ago, I remember hearing someone say that holding grudges and being remorseful over something done to us causes our hearts and souls to corrode from the inside. In other words, we can cause our own heartaches.
We have to turn each hurt over to the Lord in order to get beyond the damage. For me, I have to practice this on a regular basis; if I hadn’t learned to do this; my faith would have stagnated several decades ago.
Life is not perfect. But God gives it to us-the good and the bad. He entrusts us with it, allowing us to grow in our faith but we have to trust Him for each outcome.