Summary: To serve God we need a holy respect and absolute trust. In dark nights of hard trials do we run to God or do we run away from him? Let us study some trust verses in the Bible.
IN GOD WE TRUST?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
OUR MONEY SAYS: IN GOD WE TRUST, is this a valid conclusion? There are several things that can seldom be recovered. A stone that is thrown, a word after it is said, a missed opportunity, wasted time, trust after it is lost. WHAT IF?
We often fail by focusing on what if… It is easy to overthink and make an invincible mountain OUT OF A MOLEHILL. . We tend to misunderstand others and become very unhappy.
WHAT IS TRUST? WHO DO WE TRUST?
If we really trust God we learn that when bad things happen we will run to God and not away from him. The Lord gives! The Lord takes away! I will trust in the name of the Lord.
TRUST is a firm belief in a reliable truth, ability or strength of someone or something. To have confidence, waiting in hope. Do we really trust God? Trusting God never means everything you expect will happen the way you desired. Nothing creates a more deep seated anxiety than to think you will be anxiety free. Jesus himself said: IN THIS WORLD YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE.
Many think I will trust God when God explains why and what is going to happen? God seldom gives his people explanations.
RELATIONSHIPS with God or man are built on two issues: respect and trust. We will never continue to love if we cannot establish trust. As a matter of fact the best proof of real love is complete trust. Be honest do we love God? The more you completely trust God’s plan the more trust will grow.
The more we read and study God’s words, the more we pray and talk to God, the more we communicate with OUR FATHER the more trust and love will grow. To know God and his son Jesus we must have faith, hope and trust.
LET US LOOK AT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT TRUST. EVALUATE DO WE REALLY TRUST GOD’S PLAN?
Psalm 20:1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. 9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
His servant, Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Ask yourself what am I doing to build a greater GOD TRUST? TRUSTING GOD MEANS THAT WHATEVER WE FACE IN LIFE, WHATEVER OUR PAIN, DISAPPOINTMENTS AND SUFFERING IN THE FINAL END WILL BE USED FOR OUR GOOD.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.