God on the Dollar Bill – A Spiritual Trust Experience

What does it mean to have a spiritual trust? Trust is simply placing your faith in something or someone.

Do you carry cash and/or change around to pay for things? I still carry cash with me. On the back of every dollar bill and every American coin says, “In God We Trust.” Spiritual trust is trusting God in everything in life, from the goodness of the peaches and cream times to the dark seasons and bittersweet moments in life.

Following Father God isn’t easy. For example, when life gets hard, you face uncertainty. You stride in holding onto the hope that the result you want will come true.
I went through a time of uncertainty in my life over a girl I had feelings for at the time. I was in a daydream state of mind, imagining a future with her. I was fixated on her for a while. I prayed day in and out to Father God if she was the one, He placed in my path for marriage. I was nervous about the reality of this not working out.

During this time, the waiting and hoping stage, I felt the effect of uncertainty creep in, with at spontaneous times, the Father’s presence piercing in, poking His love into the darkness of my soul. This verse, from the book of Psalms, sums it up well: Psalms 94:19 “When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought me joy.”

I remember during one hard day, I noticed a sign that the Lord was there right over me, watching me, knowing my situation. I was sitting at my prayer spot, on a hill, at a ledge under a streetlight, and I was crying out to Father God to rid the feelings I had for her. Then I saw the sun peak out from behind the clouds. The tears in my eyes vanished, and I felt the Lord’s presence wrap me in His loving gracious arms!! I felt a calming sign of peace at that very moment. No other way to describe it than it is a sign from God that I can trust Him in a time of uncertainty.

It ended up not working out with her, but I don’t let that stop me. I look to Father God for another girl out there that is potentially in His plan. This shows that He never forsakes us nor abandons us. This verse sums it up perfectly: Psalms 138:8 “The Lord will work out His plans for my life—for Your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me.”

The next time you pull out cash or coins to pay for an item, look at the back of that dollar bill or the coin, as it is a solid reminder to NEVER give up, confide in Him, and ALWAYS trust HIM in both difficult and good times. I pray you all have a blessed week, and I hope this little short story from my life is both an encouragement and a blessing to you to place your trust in Him!