Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

Worry vs. trust

Isaiah 50:10-11

Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant?  Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.  But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of you fires and of the torches you have set ablaze.  This is what you shall receive from my hand:  You will lie down in torment. NIV

Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust … and rely on … God.

For the last couple of days, I’ve been looking at what Isaiah says about trust.  He’s very consistent.  He see us as walking in the dark.  We don’t know the future.  But, we shouldn’t fear that, instead, because we don’t have any light … no insight into what is coming … we must trust and rely on God who knows all things.

He also consistently pairs this insight with a warning for those who don’t heed his advice.  Here, he says that if we insist on lighting ourselves up, on bringing glory to ourselves, and if we trust in our own abilities — if we light fires and provide ourselves with flaming torches — we are doomed to worry and lose sleep.

It’s a question of worry vs. trust.

I choose trust.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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