Trust in God

I know people who love to look through a department store catalog. They look at all the items for sale and make a long list of things that they would like to have. Some people think about prayer in the same way. When they pray, all they do is ask God to give them the things they want to have in life.

When we pray and ask God to give us things, we need to trust Him. Psalm 37:4-5 talks about that. “Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you whatever you ask for. Depend on the Lord. Trust in him, and he will help you.” The Bible is filled with examples of people like Noah, Abraham, Moses and David who trusted God to provide their needs.

God loves us and wants us to have good things. So does that mean He will give us everything we ask for? No! We need to trust God to give us things that are good for us and will help us grow spiritually. Sometimes we ask for things that will hurt us or keep us from serving God. Remember that God always knows what is best for us.

It’s okay to share your needs, your wants and your secret desires with God. But remember to trust that He will bless you with things that will help you faithfully serve Him every day.