As an estate planning attorney, I frequently am involved in drafting trusts, instruments whereby one person transfers assets and other responsibilities to another. In doing so, this person trusts that their assets and their rights will be protected. A trust is a wonderful tool to carry out one’s wishes and know that someone will manage their affairs, both in life and in death, as well as they could do so themselves.
But, no matter how well the trust is written, it is no better than the integrity of the one chosen to be the trustee. One must have total faith in that person to carry out the duties of office.
As Christians, we surrender our life and trust in Jesus, as we obey his Word. In 1887, John Sammis wrote one of my favorite hymns, Trust and Obey. “When we walk with the Lord in the light of his Word, what a glory he sheds on our way! While we do his good will, he abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey.”
When we trust and obey him, He shares our burdens and shares our sorrows, dries our tears, and bestows joy in the midst of an upside-down world. He is trustworthy. What he says, he will do. We should never fear, only trust and obey.
Lord Jesus, letting go of every aspect of my life and totally trusting You is not easy; it runs counter to human nature. But now, with all my heart, soul, and mind, I give to you as much as I can let go of, and grasp as much of you as I can comprehend. Lord, let me grow from there as I strive to totally trust and obey You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Throughout this Day: Consider your commitment to Jesus. Have you yielded all of your life to him? Do you totally trust him? If not, take time now to lay it all on the altar and trust him with every aspect of your life.