Trusting in the Lord

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Matthew 6:28-30
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you- you of little faith?

Isaiah 26:4
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.

Nehemiah 1:11
LORD, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.

We tend to start seeing ourselves sinking in the mire of life when we begin to take matters into our own hands. A lot of times, we want to be wise to the world and trust in ourselves. The reality of it is, apart from God, we can do nothing. The Bible teaches us to put our trust in Almighty God. In a walk with Jesus Christ, we have to train ourselves to be fully reliant upon him, trusting him in all situations and with all outcomes. We have to believe and put our faith in the fact that Jesus is the Author of life and he knows what he is doing. If we find ourselves deeply rooted in this kind of faith, we won't have to worry about being tossed around upon the waves of the storms of life. When times get tough, we tend to want to question God's plans and turn back to our own strength. The problem with that is, "we are weak and He is strong." We only make the journey harder because we do not know what tomorrow has in store. If we waiver off course in our own judgement, we may end up bypassing a blessing from the Lord. Jesus has gone before us, he knows what is best. Trust the Lord in all seasons and circumstances of life! I invite you to employ the idea of the following acronym in your walk with the Lord: Try Relying Upon Someone Trustworthy- Jesus Christ!

A couple of months ago my sister was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. She ended up having to undergo a hysterectomy. At her follow-up appointment after the surgery, her doctor told her that she needed to consider chemotherapy treatment. My sister asked what her chance of recovery is from having the treatment done versus not doing it. The doctor's answer was, "50/50." My sister told me that she thought about that all day long, "50/50." She said that later that evening, while taking a shower, the doctor's report came ringing back in her ears. At that moment she thought aloud, "I don't serve a 50/50 God!" The Spirit was stirred up in her and a fire started burning in her heart. Now she is sharing that revelation with others and encouraging them to never give up and never stop praising God and giving Him the glory in all circumstances!

This is where we all need to be in our relationship with Christ. We need to have a pungent trust in the Lord of our lives. We have committed our lives to Him who has called us out of darkness. It is in Him that we must trust, in Him where salvation can be found, in Him where our stronghold must be. Jesus has gone before us. We must give him all the honor, all the praise, and all the glory in every situation. My hair may be falling out but I'm going to praise Him! My sight may be failing me but I'm going to praise Him! My body may be giving out but I'm going to praise Him! My son or daughter may be hooked on drugs but I'm going to praise Him! My wife or my husband may be leaving me but I'm going to praise Him! Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I'm going to praise Him! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding and He will give you rest. In order to establish the type of trusting relationship that God wants us to have with Him, we must have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Invite Jesus into your heart today and start a trusting relationship with a lifelong friend and Father. Oh what a Friend we have in Jesus! God bless you!  


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