All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust: Pisteau to put one’s faith in, to trust.
When times are good isn’t it easy to trust the God who holds the world in His hand? But when times are hard our insecurities mount. Our trust and security start to flee. It is then that we are unmasked. Do we truly trust? Are we holding on strong enough to our Fathers hem, believing Him at His word.
Why did you send me? (Ex. 5:22-23)
Trusting God when we can’t fully wrap our heads around the “why”. This is true faith. True trust and dependence that God knows what He is doing, even when we are scared to death that we don’t have all the answers to dot every ‘I’ and cross every ‘T’.
Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?
God reveals Himself in rearview mirrors.
How is this possible? (Gen. 6, 14,17, 22)
Noah was told to make a boat. Ok simple enough. Well this boat was going to be used to house multiples of every sort of animal, as well as, Noah’s family. Noah obeyed, despite, I am sure, the ridicule that ensued from those living among him. Respect, was a way of life, as it appeared in the Old Testament. So to willfully obey, beyond rational sense, I am sure would hurt your pride and question your sanity. But Noah obeyed, out of his trust and faith in God. God never failed him before, why would He start now.
God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
I have always been self-sufficient
Life whirlwinds around you, you lose all sense of balance. Finances crash. Relationships crumble. You can no longer deal with life by yourself, yet you refuse to trust God. Worry sounds so much more appealing, then bending your knee. But it is when we humble our heart, that we truly realize we don’t and we haven’t been doing this all by ourselves. If only we realized this sooner.
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Worry is the façade of taking action when prayer really is.
Relinquishing control sounds tempting, yet intimidating at the same time. Trusting God with our lives, and all this entails. Is it always going to turn out how we desire? Nope. But if we truly realize in the marrow of our heart that God loves us more than we do ourselves, we will begin to see that although life doesn’t always turn out how we desire there is a purpose and plan to the string of events, whether we like to admit it or not. The sooner we embrace God’s love for us, the sooner we can accept what cards we have been dealt.
For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future.
There is joy in trusting God
Embracing the day with its trials and challenges. Leaning on God for our joy and strength. Is very often easier said than done. but what if we did? What would happen to our fears, our anxieties? What would happen when a trial reared its ugly head to say hello? Would we embrace it with the same overwhelming weight, or would we turn to God and let Him carry us through?
Oh the joys of those who trust the Lord.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Trust God with His promises
We have many fears in this life. God has the answers.
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
I have messed up to much
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I am not loved
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.