Trustworthy – Even When We Aren’t Sure

August 16, 2021

9 “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done 11 on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Matthew 6:9-13

Written by Tiffany Coursey from the Lockeland Springs Campus

Growing up in church, the Lord’s Prayer is one of the first passages of scripture I remember memorizing. These verses are so rich with instruction and perspective. In context of this week’s sermon, I loved thinking about it through the lens of God being trustworthy. God is trustworthy, and that truth is one of many reasons we pray. When we unpack this model prayer, we don’t just see a model structure for our prayers. It also teaches us to pray believing in the trustworthiness of God.

“Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy.” Our God’s name is holy, and we can trust that this is a reflection of who He is.

“Your kingdom come, your will be done.” To me, this is a beautiful recognition that God’s will is for our good. If we don’t trust that His will is good, we will not pray for it to be on earth as it is in heaven.

“Give us today our daily bread.” We can trust God to meet all our daily needs. This trust goes far beyond trusting Him for bread. We show our trust when we ask God for all our needs to get us through each day.

“Forgive us.” This portion of the Lord’s Prayer is where I have the hardest time believing in God’s trustworthiness. I see God’s provision and goodness in my life every day, but there is a part of me that sometimes doubts if God could really forgive me for all the ways I’ve fallen.

But He can and He does, whether or not I fully trust that truth. If I believe He is holy, and good, and trustworthy, I have to also trust Him to forgive me. God tells us that through the blood of Christ, we are forgiven for every sin in our lives, those past and those to come. If God is trustworthy, I can trust Him even when I’m unsure.

Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. In what areas of your life do you easily find God trustworthy?
  2. In what areas of your life do you find it harder to trust God?
  3. How can you lean on the areas you easily trust God as a reminder that you can always trust Him?

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