Daily Devotional – 6/22/16 “Same question, different day!”

With technology, we can get in our cars or use our phones to input an address and it’ll give us directions. Some of us would be so lost if we didn’t have GPS capabilities to depend on. It doesn’t matter that it cost extra, we’ll pay it. It doesn’t matter that it could potentially fail, we still depend on it. We don’t count the number of times it has taken us the wrong way, we’ll still use it again. Even if it happens to take us to an unfamiliar area, we trust it to get us out. If it stays quiet for a long period of time, we trust it to kick in when we need it. We don’t check to see if it’s been updated with the latest software, we trust it. Even with a possibility of short circuiting, we still trust it. Without a passing thought, we trust it. And as I was sitting here this morning, the question crossed my mind, “Why don’t we trust God this way?” I mean, a lot of us are lost without Him yet our trust still wavers. We know there’s not a chance He can fail yet we still don’t trust Him enough. We know He’ll never lead us wrong yet we question where He’s taking us. We even know that in His quiet times of not answering us, He’s still there yet we’ll ask, “God why are you ignoring me?” We know and understand that God is all-knowing, all-powerful and everywhere yet we don’t trust Him enough to get us out of our dark situations. And even though He paid the cost, we’ll still scream it’s not enough.

Why don’t we trust God? We trust technology but not God’s teaching. We trust the unfamiliarity of the world but not the familiarity of God. We trust where the GPS takes us yet we stay stagnant on God’s command. The GPS can take us down a dark, dirt road and we’ll go but God gives us an order we can’t comprehend, we’ll question it instead of saying, “God, I don’t understand yet I’ll trust you.” Who told you God wasn’t worthy enough to be trusted? What has God done that makes you think He’s untrustworthy? When has God broken a promise? Where has God fallen short? And how has God forsaken you? Ask yourself these questions and take the time to ponder your answers because somewhere we’ve fallen short. Somewhere along this journey, we’ve lost sight of the power God has. The power to create Heaven and Earth out of a barren land. The power to say live when man says you should be dead. The power to make you first when statistics proved you should be last. The power to enlarge a territory your credit said you couldn’t get. The power to pull you from the pit and place you in a pulpit. The power to set your feet on solid ground when you knew you were about to drown. The power to open prison doors you know should be closed. The power to save you from a burning hell. So, answer this again … Do you trust God for real or are you just talking a good talk? I’m only asking this question again because somebody gets up every morning questioning where you are, how you got there, what you’re still doing here, why you’ve been there so long, who had a hand it in and when are you getting out. I don’t know the answers but I can tell you this, trust God. He hasn’t been wrong yet and I don’t believe He’ll start today!

Trust God

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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