After a big night of Trick or Treating, Kaylee invited her cousin to spend the night. It’s always fun when these two are together and really it is no trouble at all, so I allowed the sleepover to occur. Of course, the girls had much more energy than my husband and I and when it was time for us to go to bed, we suggested they did too. So, I tuck them in and tell them that they are welcome to whisper for a while, but to stay in bed (or on floor as the case may be.) My husband and I went to bed and watched a little TV. When it was time for us to turn off the lights, I exhaustedly asked him if he thought I should check on the kids. He thought they’d be fine. Relieved that I didn’t have to leave the warm comfort of my bed, I rolled over and went to sleep.
To the best of my knowledge they whispered a while and then fell asleep. In the morning, I came in to wake them and told them how much I appreciated that I was able to trust them and that I didn’t even need to come back in to check on them. I simply trusted them. I then turned to Kaylee and said, “It’s time to get ready for church, come and show me what you want to wear to church before you put it on.” Kaylee quickly responded, “Why? Don’t you trust me?”
Ouch. She got me. I trusted her to whisper a while in bed because I was tired, but in the morning when I had the energy to be more in charge I stopped trusting and wanted to start controlling.
Do we do that with God? When we are desperate and destitute, when we are battered and weary, it’s easier to trust, “Lord, handle this, because I just don’t have the energy to!” However, when we He gets us through our bind, we begin doubting again and our trust wanes. “I feel better, I think I’ll do it MY way again.”
We are to: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” –Proverbs 3:5-6
And we need to: “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” — Psalm 37:5-6
Though I searched (not really…), I couldn’t find anywhere in the Bible where it says we are to trust in the Lord when we are tired and distrust when we wake up bright and on top of our game. We are to trust. And we are to do it with all our heart.
Kaylee looked lovely in her sleeveless dress & sweater and her open toed sandals. It was a lovely day in Pennsylvania for fall, but I’m not leaving it to trust again. November 1 is now closed season for summer clothes!