Expressions of faith: Accountability in trusting

Min. Brandy Lee

Have you ever had the chance to do the trust test? It’s when you allow someone to stand a few feet away from you, as you allow yourself to fall backwards trusting him or her to catch you. It takes a lot to let go when you don’t know the outcome. You are placing your life in the hands of someone else to not allow you to fall.

Sometimes right before we hit the ground we move and try to catch ourselves making us off balance and doubtful. It takes complete trusting to not interfere and allow yourself to be caught. This same trust is what is needed in our Christian walk with God.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know Him, and He will make your paths straight,” Proverbs 3:5-6.

When we arrive at the place of trusting God completely, we allow Him to do His best work. We stress over what we may eat when God is a provider. Matthew 6:26 says: “Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they?” We worry about paying bills and so many other tangible things, when His Word says: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19. Many times we tend to doubt God right at the point where He is about to catch you and lift you higher than you could have ever imagined. We get distracted in the falling from trusting God. Then we lose accountability.

Accountability is the act of being responsible, obedient, and trustworthy. Giving God full control is having accountability in trusting. That means, even when you don’t know trust Him. Even when you cannot figure out how this tough situation could ever turn around, trust Him. Even when you are tired and feel like you can’t do anymore, just trust Him. As a mature Christian, we must be accountable and trust God. It becomes our responsibility to trust God no matter what. Trust God even when you don’t see a trace of Him in the midst. Trust God in the dark, because He is your light. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1.

As you take responsibility and trust God in all your ways, He is there to lift you up. “He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with nobles and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He set the world on them,” 1 Samuel 2:8. You are royalty, inheriting the Kingdom of God and we must remain accountable to trusting Him.