Today’s Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 1:1 through Deuteronomy 3:20
Drum roll please.
We have made it to Deuteronomy!
I’m so proud of you! We’ve already completed Genesis Exodus…Leviticus and Numbers! One more book and we will have completed all the Law (a.k.a. Torah or Pentateuch)
Today Moses is giving his final instructions. He sounded like a parent, telling the stories one more time to make sure the” kids” don’t forget where they came from.
One thing he said jumped off the page at me:
But even after all he did, you refused to trust the Lord your God. –Deuteronomy 1:32
I think this is the thing that grieved the Lord the most—The Israelites didn’t trust Him to take care of them. This verse reminds me that I have Israelite tendencies.
How many times has God done the miraculous in my life?
How many times has He
protected me and my family
provided for all my needs
loved me through people in all kinds of ways
laid me on someone’s heart so they would pray
given me favor in the workplace.
And How—Many—Times have I been too scared to trust Him? Many.
But I’m getting better! Here are a few things that are helping me to trust my God more everyday!
- Reading and believing His Word! (Is that a plug for the Journey or what?)
- Writing the promises I find in His Word
- Memorizing scriptures that show the trustworthiness of our Heavenly Father
- Remembering the examples of His faithfulness to me through journaling
- Asking God to help me to trust Him when I’m scared
All humans have trouble trusting God. It started with Adam and Eve, continued on with the Children of Israel and is real in our lives today.
We must push through our fear and realize God is worthy of our trust.
But, when we blow it and go into a tailspin we can know we aren’t left on our own.
If we are faithless, he will remain faith, for he cannot disown himself. –2 Timothy 2:13
Dear Father, thank you for helping me to trust you more everyday! Thank you for being faithful to me when I don’t deserve it! Thank you for Jesus! –Amen and Amen!
©2012, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 3:21 through Deuteronomy 5:33