Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Jacob’s commitment to God in Genesis 28:20–22 is conditional:
- If God will be with me
- If God will watch over me
- If God will give me food to eat
- If God will give me clothes to wear
- Then he will be my God
Do you have a “Jacob’s List”—requirements God must meet to win your trust? Jacob gave God his marching orders, dictated the terms, demanded that he deliver. Trust doesn’t do that.
A prayer of trust might run something like this: You are God; I’m not. You know what’s best; I don’t. I don’t come to you to tell you what to do; I come to you to ask you to do what’s best. I surrender my will to yours. Amen.
Do you seek God’s presence—
or only his presents?