I want to share with you another excerpt from “My Utmost For His Highest” (please reference the Post by the name of this book for FREE access to his daily devotionals.) I read this morning from the February 26th entry in the book:
” ‘I am impressed with the wonder of what God says, but He cannot expect me to really live it out in the details of my life!’….Your ideals are high and they impress us, but in touch with actual things, it cannot be done. These misgivings about Jesus start with amused questions when we talk of our transactions with God – Where are you going to get your money from? How are you going to be looked after? Or they start with ourselves when we tell Jesus our case is a bit too hard for Him. It is all very well to say ‘Trust in the Lord’, but a man must live, and Jesus has nothing to draw with – nothing whereby to give us these things.
None of us ever had misgivings about ourselves; we know exactly what we cannot do, but we do have misgivings about Jesus.
My misgivings arise from the fact I ransack my own person to find out how He is going to do it. My questions spring from the depths of my own inferiority. If I detect these misgivings in myself, let me bring them to the light and confess them – ‘Lord, I have had misgivings about Thee, I have not believed in Thee wits apart from my own; I have not believed in Thine almighty power apart from my finite understanding of it.’ ”
End of excerpt.