Why do I always doubt?

Oh, His faithfulness! His faithfulness! How slow I am to trust Him- how quick to panic. And how wonderful He is to answer anyway.

My car broke the other day. It’s a faithful little car, but it’s old and, well, I guess its days are numbered. The problem (a big one) was found the day before I was planning a significant motorway journey. Now tell me that wasn’t God’s protection!

And I worried about what would happen next- about whether my car could be fixed- about what I would do without a car- about where provision would come from.

And already I see Him answering. Already I see Him opening the way before me, not just with protection in preventing a breakdown on the hard shoulder, but with abundant provision for both today and tomorrow.

And I hear Him encouraging me with a lesson I so often forget: Trust Me!  Trust Me! Trust Me!

Because He is always, always, always faithful, and He always, always, always provides.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5, KJV)

And the lesson (again and again and again) is so simple: Don’t worry! Trust!

“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7, KJV)



Scripture quotations from The Authorized (King James) Version. Rights in the Authorized Version in the United Kingdom are vested in the Crown. Reproduced by permission of the Crown’s patentee, Cambridge University Press

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