Summary: A teaching about the importance of trusting in God.
The Bible says in Psalms 125 verse 1 - "They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever."
When we as believers trust completely in God, and let Him handle things, we will always come out on top of things, because our God never fails. God always delivers, and He always has our best interests at heart. When we trust in God, like Psalms 125 says, we will be like the city of God - mount Zion, we will abide forever, and not be moved. Nothing will be able to shake us, or our faith. Psalms 37:3-6 says - "Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday." When we trust in the Lord God, and commit our ways unto Him, He will bring every desire, and every good thing to come to pass in our lives. The key is, we need to learn to totally trust God, and not have even a hint of doubt in us. God is faithful to those who are faithful to Him. When we trust God, He moves on our behalf. Just think about it: those that trust in the Lord God, have all heaven on their side !
The trusting Christian is the one who abides steadfast forever. No doubting, no wavering, just trust. When we let God be God in our lives, we will see His will fulfilled in our lives. When we learn to listen to God, and let His Holy Spirit lead us, there will be no room for doubt, because when you're led by the Spirit - all doubt and confusion has to flee. Trusting God is not a spectator sport - it is something that all of us as Christians are to be involved in daily, and fully. If we truly want God's blessings abounding in our lives, then we need to be trusting Him, and knowing that He has us covered. The mistake that many believers make, is that they try to figure things out in their own strength, and in their own understanding. Guess what? - you can't do it in your own strength or understanding - because it is limited, and the flesh gets in the way. The flesh will try and talk you out of trusting in God. We can't use human reasoning or human "understanding" to try and figure how God is going to move in our life. We have to fully trust in Him, and know it's ONLY HIM ! Proverbs 3:5-6 says - "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." There's the key - Don't lean on your undestanding, just trust God, and acknowledge that He is the One Who is working in your life. Don't give God half-hearted trust - give Him whole-hearted trust.
God loves when His people give Him the praise. We as God's people need to daily learn the power of praise and thanksgiving. When we give God praise, He is exalted, and He comes upon the scene. Just think about it: when we proclaim praise unto God - He inhabits and dwells in the midst of that praise. Psalms 100:4 says - "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name." Praise and thanksgiving lifted up to God shows we are trusting in Him.
One of the things that causes some Christians to have difficulties trusting God, is the false idea that God will send you negative circumstances or sickness and poverty to "teach you something". This mentality is a false one. Our God is a good God all the time. He only desires for His children to walk in victory, wholeness, health, and abundance. James 1:17 says - "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." God never turns from doing good. We have to get that in the forefront of our thinking. God desires that each of His children have the good gifts that He wants to give. It all comes back to trust. We must trust that He is a good God, and there is no shadow of changing with Him. Trusting God should be as natural to us as breathing is. Sadly, many Christians get off into doubt and unbelief, and they let the devil in to wreck havoc in their life. Unbelief is the enemy of faith and trust, and is a tactic of the devil. Jesus said in John 10:10 - "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." The devil is the thief who steals, kills, and destroys. He wants to destroy the faith of the believer, and cause doubt and unbelief to creep in. If we truly want the abundant life that Jesus said we could have, then we better learn to start putting our trust in God, and stand our ground. If we have needs, we need to know that God knows it before we ever ask Him. Our need are no secret to God. Philippians 4:6-7 says - "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Basically - God is telling us through the Apostle Paul, Don't fret, don't worry, don't get anxious, just trust God, and His peace will see you through!