It’s time for my guest writer, Alexis A. Goring to share a devotion with us this month. Since February is all about love, she’s talking about God’s love for us.
Trust God’s Heart
A devotional by Alexis A. Goring
“God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.”
— Charles Spurgeon
There’s a beautiful song by Babbie Mason called “Trust His Heart” and the lyrics are the key point of my devotional message for you today. In this song, Mason first reminds us of a Bible-based truth found in Romans 8:28 (NLT): “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Mason then acknowledges the fact that sometimes we don’t see that God is working things out for us. In fact, when the storms of life rage violently around us and life breaks our heart, we cannot bring ourselves to understand how God would let these things happen to us nor can we imagine how all of the bad will be worked together by Him for our good. But it is then, my friend, that you must trust God’s heart.
The lyrics go on to say that God is good. He is kind. He will never leave us to face life alone. He has a master plan for every single life here on planet Earth. God is not absent from the affairs of humankind. He plays a very active role in our life stories especially when we agree to let Him into our hearts and we choose to do His will. God’s plan for your life is good (Jeremiah 29:11) and we have to choose to trust His heart even when life doesn’t feel good to us.
The lyrics also say that when these trials and tribulations of life hit us hard, our view of our circumstances can prevent us from seeing the truth. We must remember the truth: God loves us and He knows what’s best for us. We must trust that when our path looks dark and we cannot feel His Presence, He is still there by our side and serving as our Guide.
Mason goes on to admonish us in this song to not live like people who have no hope because we do have hope in Jesus Christ! We must remember that and cling to our Savior. She also says that our vision is often focused on what’s before our sight in the moment. But God’s wisdom stretches beyond what we can see! The Bible says in Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV) that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Remember, God created time and He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10)! Don’t worry about your future because God is already there and He’s making a way out of no way for you. You can trust Him.
I love how, toward the end of this song, Mason says that God is weaving a tapestry of our life experiences that are molding us to become just like Him. Remember, we are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) and He wants us to be more like His Son Jesus Christ who is “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6). We’re not meant to imitate the people we admire here on Earth; we’re made to reflect the image of God and eventually be restored to all He intended us to be.
The bottom line is that when we cannot make sense out of what we’re going through in this life and we feel defeated, we may also feel like God is distant, long gone, and completely abandoned us to handle life on our own. But it is then that we need to choose our faith over our feelings and decide that we are going to trust God’s Heart.
We serve an awesome, all-powerful God whose heart for us is filled with pure love and compassion.
The Creator of the universe loves each of us unconditionally.
His love is perfect. And He loves us way too much to leave us to do life on our own!
So please be encouraged by this message and remember to trust God’s Heart.
Thanks so much for sharing and encouraging us, Alexis. Romans 8: 28 is one of my favorite verses.