How deeply are you willing — or unwilling — to trust God to be good to his word, to be good to his promises?
In the book of Genesis, God calls Abraham to leave the country in which he lives. “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you,” God says. “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you, and make your name great so that you will be a blessing.”
The Bible says that Abraham did as God said. He packed up his wife Sarah and his very large extended family, his livestock and everything he owned, and started walking. They had no clue where they were going; they just set out walking. God would show them where to go, and in which direction to head. The people trusted Abraham, who trusted God absolutely.
Can you imagine having trust like that? By today’s standards, most people would call such a person naive, foolish or impetuous.
However, I believe that if we had the same level of trust in God that Abraham displayed when he accepted God’s call to go wherever God would lead, life would be different from what it is now.
It’s never too late to learn to trust God implicitly or to obey God without question. It’s never too late to learn to swallow your pride, need for control or need to be correct so you can follow God without question.
Can you trust God enough to follow him? Will you?
The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.