Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 24: Trust and Obey
This is the title of one of the most popular and timeless hymns sang by Christians the world over.
How many people were brought to the saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because of this hymn?
How many lives were changed for the better because of the enlightening and inspiring message of the song?
We really can’t tell. But I’m sure many people were able to gain favorable results in their lives by adhering to the challenges the song poses.
During my long hospital confinement, I was greatly helped by the encouragement I received from this hymn. When I faced uncertainties and lingering doubts, I just told myself, “Just trust and obey”.
Instead of spending time in worrying, instead of asking too many questions, instead of formulating my own theories and explanations, I just told myself, “Just trust and obey”.
Just trust that God knows what’s best for us. Just trust that he is sovereign, his power knows no bounds, and he will work miraculously through people that he touched.
That he can work through the doctors, surgeons, nurses, laboratory personnel, etc. That his power can be manifested through medications and treatments administered to our physical body.
But more importantly, I trust that God listened to the sincere prayers of the faithful who continue to humbly ask for his intercession and compassion.
As a result, I discovered that when I fully trust God in all these things, I can obey everything that the doctors prescribed for my own good.
I obeyed the dietary requirements, I obeyed the prescribed rest and exercise schedule. I obeyed the sanitary procedures like wearing masks even though it’s inconvenient at times.
Indeed, to trust and obey are two very powerful virtues that can strengthen our relationship with the Lord, and can also help us in facing our practical problems.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Posted on FB: 16 March 2015 – 2:41 PM
PHOTO CREDIT: Karl Hipolito. Used with permission. Thank you.