Is God Trustworthy?

Is God trustworthy? I mean, I talk a good game, but when the rubber meets the road, do I actually believe that:

  • God is for us
  • He wants to hear from us
  • He’s involved with us
  • We can come to Him and expect something in response

I think that I find out what I really think when things get overwhelming. At the point when I have run out of the ability to deal, it is what rises to the top.

I have started to see these times as opportunities. A moment in my life available for me to “do the work” of my faith. Regardless of my current feelings at that point in time, I have the chance to exercise what I claim to believe. Especially when what I need is more than what I can do on my own. When I literally require God to show up or I am hosed.

When He does, in fact, show up – as He does, those are the memories that become my Altars of Remembrance.

Then God said to Jacob, “Get ready and move to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau.” So Jacob told everyone in his household, “Get rid of all your pagan idols, purify yourselves, and out on clean clothing. We are now going to Bethel, where I will build an altar to the God who answered my prayers when I was in distress. He has been with me where I have gone.”

Genesis 35:1-3

I need those because I forget so easily. I forget what God has already done for me (and others), and also my feelings and the circumstances can make things confusing to me. Feelings can be so big that it’s hard to think clearly.

These altars help remind me of God’s care for me and that He’s with me even when I don’t feel it. They also become part of my story as I testify, “Look what God has done!” The story of my life with God. No one’s story is quite like mine, or yours.

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About Jacqueline Presley

Owner/Author Creative Outpour. Member of Arkansas Women Bloggers & Northwest Arkansas Bloggers. Jacqueline lives in Springdale, AR with her husband Spencer & her two children Katie (9) & Jackson (7).

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