Absolute Trust.

Acts 27, 2 Samuel 16:1 – 19:8

2 Samuel 15:25-26 – Then the king said to Zadok, “Carry the ark of God back into the city.  If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me back and let me see both it and his dwelling place.  But if he says, “I have no pleasure in you,” behold, here I am, let him do whatever seems good to him.

Father, I see why you love David’s heart so much.  I see why you call him a man after your own heart.  When he could have rallied the troops and priests to keep his hold on Jerusalem, David simply and clearly trusted you.  He knew that your will was best and since he didn’t know what that will was, he was going to wait it out to see what you would do.  What trust to simply say that your will is best!  Grant me such a faith as this.  I confess, Lord, that my heart is not like David’s though I would like it to be.  I worry.  I stress.  I grow anxious. I don’t just ride the waves of life with a confident trust in you.  Instead, I try to take things into my control.  Instead, I try to bend the wind and the waves to my will.  Lord, forgive me and grant me a trust like David’s to simply calm my heart while the wind howls and the waves crash, to simply trust your will and your power.  You know what you’re doing and you can carry out your will.  You do it every time.  Help me to trust you.  Amen.