Summary: You can place you full and complete trust in God!
You can Trust Him
William Penn, the founder of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was well liked by the Indians. Once they told him he could have as much of their land as he could encompass on foot in a single day. So, early the next morning he started out and walked until late that night. When he finally went to claim his land, the Indians were greatly surprised, for they really didn’t think he would take them seriously. But they kept their promise and gave him a large area which today is part of the city of Philadelphia. William Penn simply believed what they said. Should we do less with God!
We can take God at His word and we can trust Him to do everything he has promised to do. This is true for two key reasons: The compassion of God and the character of God
The Compassion of God
Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
A. Our problems are opportunities
The simple fact is that we hang on to our difficulties
We do not share our problems with others. We do not share our problems with God. Is it any wonder why we feel so overwhelmed so often? What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it does empty today of its strength. It does not make you escape the evil; it makes you unfit to cope with it when it comes. God gives us the power to bear all the sorrow of His making, but He does not guarantee to give us strength to bear the burdens of our own making such as worry induces. Ian Maclaren
Our problems are opportunities to prove God’s grace
When we hold onto our difficulties we rob ourselves of the blessing of God’s assistance. We fail to see miracles in our lives because we try to make through life by our own power The problems in your life are an opportunity to prove God’s guidance, love and grace. When we try to solve our problems on our own we make matters worse.
B. God desires to lift your burdens
God wants us to give Him our trust
God knows everything. He knows your sins. He knows your pain and hurt. He knows your needs. He is waiting for you to come to Him.
God wants you to give Him all of your trust. Not part of it, not some of it, not most of it but all of it! Why don’t we do just that? God can handle all of your problems better than you can. Let Him do it!
God cares about you. God has a deep love for you. He created you. He knows you better than you know yourself. He knows all of your failures. He loves you in spite of it all. He is now calling you to enter His love. God cares for you. This is so amazing. The same hand that crafted the stars wants to move in your life. The same voice that spoke light into existence is calling your name. The God over everything is concerned about you and your life.
The Character of God
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust n you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10
A. Give your trust
When we feel weak, God is our strength. When we are pressured by life, God is our relief. When we need security, God is our refuge. The full resources of God are at our disposal when we place our trust in Him
If you do not place your trust in God, there is no access to His power, His mercy or His love. When trials arise and we go through difficulty; it is then that we must place our trust in God. Without trust in God there is no comfort, no peace, no strength and no relief.
B. Collect your treasure
God has made a promise that He will never forsake those who seek Him. The promise that God made so long ago is still valid today because God has never broken a promise yet. He is true and faithful to His people.
As I close I would like to read you a segment from a message given by S.M. Lockridge. This brings the whole point of trusting God into focus. The title of this long quote is You Can Trust Him.
"You Can Trust Him.
He’s the one who made us. It is He who made us and not we ourselves. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. No means of measure can define His limitless love, and no farseeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supply. I’m telling you today you can trust Him.