The One I Trust
Lord, I am overflowing with your blessings, just as you promised. Now teach me good judgment as well as knowledge. For your laws are my guide. I used to wander off until you punished me; now I closely follow all you say. You are good and do only good; make me follow your lead. Psalms 119:65-58 (TLB)
While Cassius Rhue, from South Carolina, was doing yard work around his home, he began pulling weeds. As he reached for the last patch of weeds, Cassius noticed a coiled snake. He quickly retracted his hand and walked away. Cassius searched the internet to determine whether the snake was venomous. Although his search showed that the snake was not venomous, Cassius texted his father to make sure. He trusted him with the final answer.
Much later Cassius considered how his reaction to the snake resembles his responses in other area of his life and faith. As Cassius reflected on his urge to text his father, he thought about all the places we can ask questions, receive answers, and find information. But when we want to feel confident in our next steps, our heavenly Father is the one to ask, trust, and obey.
Like the psalmist who asked God for knowledge and good judgment in Psalm 119, we can seek God's advice about any issue. It's always good to get advice from experts and loved ones, but it's best when we put the final say in God's hands. Just as Cassius trusted his earthly father, we can trust our heavenly Father to give us good advice and sound direction.
Prayer: Lord God, remind us to trust you with our concerns, cares, and questions and to listen to the responses you Provide, in Jesus' name. Amen.