Summary: if you will let Grace do what it was designed to do for you... "IT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR WORLD!" If you share it with someone else, it will change theirs as well!
To trust or not to trust?
That's like saying to be or not to be? Or to breathe or not to breathe! If God is involved in the equation, the answer is always the same answer...By all means "TRUST!"
When things are going good and life continues to fall in place on a consistent basis, trusting God is easy. When challenges arise and things look like they may start, or they do start falling apart. Trusting should still be at the for front, the first thing we should do in every situation no matter what!
As long as we trust God, He is responsible for everything associated with everything!
There is no detail that is not covered when you trust God. That's right completely trusting God, encompasses everything that's associated with your life and makes Him responsible for the results!
Choosing to not trust Him, when you lean to your abilities and understanding. Makes you the only one in charge of the results! And I would ask you the same thing I've asked myself on occasion. How's that ever worked out for you?
Proverbs 3:5-6New King James Version (NKJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths.
The question is on who's path do you want to walk, yours or Gods?
Romans 8:31-39 MSG.
31-39. So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?
And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us— who was raised to life for us! —is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.
Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
Sometimes, things happen and we get beaten down by what happens to us in life, and Life can certainly be and sometimes it is unfair!
Did you know that the accuser NEVER plays fair?
he will use anything he can to steal from you,
to destroy you and those around you..
and yes eventually kill you, all to keep you from your destiny!
Did you know you have a destiny? Either path a person chooses to follow has a destiny tied to it, eternal life or eternal death!
As long as God is directing your path and leading the way, you have a great destiny. Its a great plan that God has laid out and planned for you to walk!
It's a plan to prosper, to enrich and bless you each and every day of the journey your whole life long through out eternity, if you choose to trust Him!
Will there be distractions along the way? Yes, the accuser is very sly and clever, he will attack from every angle imagine able!
But the key to overcoming the distractions is to continually trust God instead of leaning to your own understanding.
Illus. There is a story about a boy who went out on a cool autumn night, he dressed himself appropriately and took off for a long walk,
While walking he heard a rustle at his feet, and looking down, he saw a snake and was startled. But before he could move, the snake spoke.
"I am about to die," said the snake. "It is too cold for me up here and I am freezing. There is no food and I am starving. Put me under your shirt, get me warm and take me down to the valley."
"No," said the youth. "I am forewarned. I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you will bite, and your bite will kill me."
"Not so," said the snake. "I will treat you differently. If you do this for me, you will be special. I will not harm you." The youth resisted awhile, but this was a very persuasive snake with beautiful markings.
At last the youth tucked it under his shirt and carried it down to the valley. By that time the snake was nice and warm and asked to be put down in the grass. And as the boy went to release the snake, the snake bit him before he could let him go!
"But you promised..." cried the youth. I lied, I always lie said the snake as he slithered away!