Thursday – “I entrust”
“And Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.’ Saying this, he breathed his last.”
– Luke 23:46 (CSB)
The Oxford dictionary defines “entrust” as a verb with a definition to either 1. Assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone); or 2. Put (something) into someone’s care or protection.
As a Christian, we are called to entrust our life to God, just as Jesus did. We often only consider this ”entrustment” for our eternal dwelling, which is to say that we trust in the gospel for our eternity. However, we are also called to entrust God with every aspect of our daily lives as well. We are told in 1 Peter 4:19 “So then, let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator while doing what is good.” (my emphasis added) We need to entrust God with EVERYTHING – our time, relationships, calling, finances, careers, etc. This is exactly what God wants – not just to be our “fire insurance”, that is to say, our ticket from Hell. He wants us to entrust Him with every detail of our life. Any why? Because He loves us. He is our Father.
As you pray today, first realize that is what this time is all about. In our time of prayer, we are to entrust God with all our worries, all our fears, all our joy. Would you take time to do just that? Perhaps there are things that you have been trying to hold on to or control all on your own. All the while, God is waiting for you to entrust Him with them.
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