Day 109

Read John 14:1-31.

Devotion by: Kelly Willingham
Words of Comfort

I almost instantly got stuck up on the idea of trust. This seems like a simple command, but often trust is so hard for many in this world. In the past, I have needed physical, tangible evidence of why I should trust someone, even God at times. I am not alone on trust issues, for even Thomas and Philip needed to see the Lord before they could trust Him.

I read Scripture after Scripture telling me to trust:

Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Psalm 84:12: LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.

Psalm 9:10: Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

They're all about trust. It has taken me many years in my spiritual journey to trust God at His word finally. If Jesus says, He has made a place for me; I truly trust that.

I sometimes push or fight a little against God's plan, insert the image of a 4-year-old not getting their way and throwing themselves on the ground or fighting against their parents' rules, for I am still human, and trust is hard. In the midst of a trial, do I always trust where God is leading? No, not all the time. However, I trust that God loves me and knows what is best for me. I trust that the Lord will lead me to where I am meant to be.

Jessica Spivey