Friday, December 5, 2014

2 Nephi 4:34 -- On Trust

"O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm."
2 Nephi 4:34

Nephi says this really confidently, but I think he understood the challenge here, which is why he also said what he would *not* do... it's like he is clarifying it for himself, and reinforcing that reminder that God is the one to trust, and not ourselves, and not other people before God either.
I think that we have all learned to trust God to some extent, in some limited time frame or amount.  But here is the challenge... to trust in him consistently, forever.  ... That's huge.  But it doesn't have to be overwhelming.  As we learn to trust God, we can work up to that. :)  Today, let's commit ourselves to trusting God more.  It is hard sometimes, and we start freaking out when things feel like they are falling apart.  Let's firmly commit to doing good and trusting God, and then let's try not to panic or overreact.  Let's work on being calm and working on that consistency... remembering that God will act on his own timing, not in response to our impatience.  Let's trust that his timing is better than ours, and trust him before trusting our own anxiety. :)

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