Zach Williams “To The Table” (Devotional #5)
Trust is probably one of the hardest feelings to grow and repair. So many times, our hearts have been hurt because of people not keeping promises, people taking advantage of us, or any number of things. When you think about what builds your trust back up, itΓÇÖs the actions of people, when they show you that they deserve your trust again. When we look at the incredible sacrifice that Jesus made for us ΓÇô that Jesus, the person who did nothing to deserve punishment and death, was killed so that we could be free ΓÇô that was the greatest action that could have been done to gain our trust.
When we think of what He went through to show us that we should trust Him, we need to believe Him when He says in John 14, ΓÇ£DonΓÇÖt let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my FatherΓÇÖs home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?” and also in Psalm 23 when David says, ΓÇ£You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.ΓÇ¥
We keep standing at a distance because weΓÇÖre afraid that we donΓÇÖt deserve to sit at a table with the Lord but Jesus proved to us that we can trust Him.
He says we are welcome to the table and that God wants us there. There is no greater feeling of freedom than when we can come to God as we are and accept that He wants us there.
Prayer: “Lord, help me to let go. Help me to accept and trust that you want me at a table with you. Thank you for the amazing sacrifice you gave so that I can trust that what you say is truth. Amen.”