I don’t trust God in all things. For me it’s mostly money things where I have problems trusting God. I don’t know why He has always been faithful. However, when money problems come up my response always is: “What am I going to do?” I assume that it is my burden to fix it.
OC says: “I am impressed with the wonder of what God says, but He cannot expect me really to live it out in the details of my life!” When it comes to facing Jesus Christ on His own merits, our attitude is one of pious superiority – Your ideals are high and they impress us, but in touch with actual things, it cannot be done. It is all very well to say “Trust in the Lord,” but a man must live.
OC has an interesting theory about this phenomena. “None of us ever had misgivings about ourselves; we know exactly what we cannot do, but we do have misgivings about Jesus. We are rather hurt at the idea that He can do what we cannot.
That’s why He has us face problems. A real crisis occurs only when we get to the point where we recognize we can do nothing. It is true that we can never do anything on our own, without Him. But for the apparently simple things we believe that we can. It’s not really that we are trusting God for the little things; we actually are trusting ourselves saying, “Don’t worry about this Jesus. I got it.” It is only when we are faced with what we recognize as insurmountable problems that we consider we need help from above. It is all part of the process of placing us in a position of complete trust. Trust in the little things and the big ones.
At some point we may finally realize that our trust in Him needs to be complete, every problem every day. Then we will be