Summary: To show that GOD is our refuge and we trust in Him and we can safely pour out our hearts upon Him.
How well you trust GOD?
With my whole life and all that is within me.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is our refuge and we trust in Him and we can safely pour out our hearts upon Him.
Psalms 62:8 (Amplified Bible)
62:8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for I trust in You forever for You are my Eternal Rock of Ages.
GOD is our Refuge
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Trust GOD at all times
"Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people;"
Trust or "batach" in Hebrew which means:
1. to be confident and sure
2. put confidence
3. make hope
Live, remain permanently in Him by always praying in tongues specially when you're all alone. Don't leave His Presence. Trust Him continually and at all times - in good times and bad times.
1 John 2:28 (Amplified Bible)
2:28 And now, little children, abide (live, remain permanently) in Him, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming.
Trust in the LORD forever. CHRISTianity is not about greatness but the longest.
Isaiah 26:4 (Amplified Bible)
26:4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].
Example of trust in the bible:
1. Job trusted GOD even he will die of sickness
Job 13:15 (Amplified Bible)
13:15 [I do it because, though He slay me, yet will I wait for and trust Him and] behold, He will slay me; I have no hope—nevertheless, I will maintain and argue my ways before Him and even to His face.
2. King Hezekiah
2 Kings 18:5 (Amplified Bible)
18:5 Hezekiah trusted in, leaned on, and was confident in the Lord, the God of Israel; so that neither after him nor before him was any one of all the kings of Judah like him.
3. King David
Psalms 13:5 (Amplified Bible)
13:5 But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.
Psalms 21:7 (Amplified Bible)
21:7 For the king trusts, relies on, and is confident in the Lord, and through the mercy and steadfast love of the Most High he will never be moved.
Isaiah 12:2 (Amplified Bible)
12:2 Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He has become my salvation.
Some false trust in the bible:
If you don't trust the LORD, you trust in any or all of the following:
1. Graven images/idols
Habakkuk 2:18 (Amplified Bible)
2:18 What profit is the graven image when its maker has formed it? It is only a molten image and a teacher of lies. For the maker trusts in his own creations [as his gods] when he makes dumb idols.
Jeremiah 13:25 (Amplified Bible)
13:25 This is your lot, the portion measured to you from Me, says the Lord, because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood [false gods and alliances with idolatrous nations].
Isaiah 42:17 (Amplified Bible)
42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be utterly put to shame, who trust in graven images, who say to molten images, You are our gods.
2. Guiding friend, neighbor or brother
Micah 7:5 (Amplified Bible)
7:5 Trust not in a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend. Keep the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom.
Jeremiah 9:4 (Amplified Bible)
9:4 Let everyone beware of his neighbor and put no trust in any brother. For every brother is an utter and complete supplanter (one who takes by the heel and trips up, a deceiver, a Jacob), and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
3. In your own way
Hosea 10:13 (Amplified Bible)
10:13 You have plowed and plotted wickedness, you have reaped the [willful] injustice [of oppressors], you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your [own] way and your chariots, in the multitude of your mighty men,