Bishop T.D. JAKES on Trust in God
Proverbs 3:5, 6
The basis of any relationship must be trust. Trusting God with your successes isn’t much of a challenge. The real test o f trust is sharing your secrets, your inner failures and fears.
Jesus once told the at the well, “True worshippers will worship the father in spirit and truth; for the father is seeking such [real people flawed people like you to worship him. God is Sprit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit (John 4:23, 24)
You have nothing to fear, for your honesty with the father won’t reveal any things He doesn’t already know. His intellect is so keen that He doesn’t have to wait for you to make a mistake. He knows about your failure before you fail. His knowledge is all –inclusive, spanning the gap between time and incident. He knows your thoughts even as you subconsciously gather them in your own mind.
Once you realized this, all your attempts silences and secrecy will seem childish and ridiculous. He is “the all-seeing one”, and he knows perfectly and completely what is in you. When you pray, and more importantly, when you commune with God, you must have the kind of confidence and assurance that neither requires nor allows deceit. Although my father abhors my sin, He loves me His love is incomprehensible, primary because there is nothing with which to compare it.
There is balance in the awareness of His holiness, which would condemn you, and his love which esteems and redeems you. He is far too holy for you to be arrogant about your humanity, yet He far too loves for you to be frightened by the emotional dysfunction that comes from being raised by a father you could never seem to please.
God does not change; neither does his compassion. The thing we search for at every level of our relationships is to be understood. When I am properly understood, I don’t always have to express and explain. Thank you Lord for not asking me to explain what I can scarcely express!
We quickly grow weary of people who demand that we constantly explain ourselves. We’d rather be around those who are able to read the meaning of a touch, a brief hug, a sign emitted in the stillness of a moment Real communion cannot be typed or taught; it must be understood. At this level, there is a communication so intense that those who understand it can clearly speak it, even through closed lips. As with lover staring at each other across a crowed room, words are unnecessary when there is true understanding. It is with this kind of understanding that God clearly perceived your every need.
Source: Bishop T.D. Jakes