One strong thought comes to mind that I cannot shake when it involves trusting in the Lord or anybody. Trust is a risk! It is a risk we have to be willing to take. Fear needs fluffy explanations to secure us in some way, and yet, we still have a hard time trusting. However, when the Lord speaks to us, He gives no extra explanations; He just says things like, “I will never leave you or forsake you,” “if you put your trust in me you will never be put to shame or disappointed.” And we have to be ok with that and hold on to it.
I know many of us, like myself, have experienced many disappointments in life, but why have we been experiencing them if the Lord says that we will not be disappointed if we put our trust in Him (Romans 10:11)? I will not put myself out there as to know all the answers, but all I know so far is that when I plan for disappointment it usually comes to me. Let’s be honest with ourselves. Anytime we have plan B’s and several other options, we are planning to be rejected by God; we are planning for failure, and this is not trust.
Fear is something that takes the place of God’s love in our lives. When I base my decisions on fear I am telling God that I don’t trust His way of doing things. Fear is a lie that appears to be real. All of us have plenty of opportunities to believe plenty of lies on a daily basis, and when we're in a storm or a test it is one strong aggressive lie that constantly desires to steal our focus from what the Word of the Lord has spoken over us. We cannot be passive about those illusions anymore. We cannot receive them in our lives as Truth. There’s a difference between reality and Truth, and the only Truth is the Word of God.
Stay focused people of God. Take all options out and trust the Lord, not just as your King, but as your Father.