Don’t you just love finding money on the ground with no one around to claim it? My son has been fortunate enough to find fifty dollars before. I tend to find the smaller increments of money- mainly pennies.
Yesterday I met a friend at Starbucks. She had a job interview the next day and called and asked if I would meet her and allow her to run through her presentation and critique it. As she told me about the job, she shared all of the reasons why she probably wouldn’t get it. I looked down and there on the ground was a penny. I picked it up and handed it to her and asked her if she believed it. She must have thought I was nuts. Did she believe I found a penny on the ground. It happens all the time. “Do you believe and live by the statement on the penny? In God we trust!”
The Reference Center defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something- one in which confidence is placed.” Do you trust in the character, ability, strength and truth of God? That’s a loaded question, isn’t it? We would most likely give the politically correct answer with a resounding “YES!” But do we live our lives in a way that supports our yes?
In Exodus 14 we read about God showing up in a powerful way for the Israelites, protecting them and delivering them from the Egyptians. Their response was to “put their trust in Him” as a result. Think back over your life. Has the Lord ever protected you or delivered you from something? Did it cause you to put your trust in Him?
In Psalm 13:5 King David proclaims his trust is in God and His unfailing love. Have you ever felt the unfailing love of Jesus? I’m guessing you have whether you admit it or not. Did you deserve that love? Did you receive it anyway?
With people we generally trust them until they give us a reason not to unless we’ve been hurt repetitively, then we don’t trust until we are give a reason to trust.
The Lord is faithful and just [Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 111:7; 1 John 1:9]. He is deserving of our trust. He is worthy [Revelation 5:12]. Would you be willing to trust Him? What is one thing you will trust Him with today?
I challenged my friend to give her job situation to the Lord and trust Him with it. She might get the job; she might not. Either way, I believe the promise in Romans 8:28 which says “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
The next time you find a coin on the ground, let it serve as a reminder to you He is worthy of your trust. He is faithful and true. Trust!