Trust in the Lord
This week's focus: Trust
Who do you trust? We never really have the opportunity to think about these things until we’re in the midst of a storm or until faith is tested. A broken relationship, loss of a loved one, or an issue with your finances may have you reaching out for someone to lean on or a friend who could offer you wisdom, but it can be difficult to know who to confide in. In our darkest hour, who do we trust?
The dictionary defines trust as assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Trust can be hard to embrace for a lot of us because we live in a broken world surrounded by imperfect people. We are shocked when friends let us down, tragedies occur, and our troubles seem never-ending. But let’s face it; broken things aren’t supposed to work right. Yet, in all this, we can have peace knowing that nothing takes God by surprise. There is a quote by Adrian Rogers that says, “Has it ever occurred to you that nothing ever occurs to God?” He is able to turn all things around for good for those who love Him and not just some things, but all things. The problem is we want to experience God’s miracles, but we don’t want to be in a place where we need one. We want our faith and trust to increase, but we don’t want to go through the necessary training.
The Bible tells the story of Moses and the Israelites, who were in a bad place; they had the Egyptians behind them and the Red Sea in front of them, and they were out of options. But—they were right in the center of God’s will. They would not have been able to witness His mighty power to separate the waters had they not been in an impossible situation.
Like the Israelites, how can we personally know that God is trustworthy and has the ability, strength, and power to solve our biggest problems if we never have any?
We honor the Lord when we choose to trust Him. Faith in Him also means faith in His ability, timing, and methods.
Yes, we live in an imperfect world, but we have a perfect God, who reminds us that even the eagle needs turbulence in order to rise above and soar.
Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles.
Pray: Dear Lord, You are faithful, good, and always with me. Thank you that I can trust You with all my heart.
Think: We cannot always trace God's hand, but we can always trust God's heart. - Charles Spurgeon
Act: This Thursday, May 5, is the National Day of Prayer. My Faith Votes is hosting an online event called: Praying for the American Justice Systems. Today, we see everything that has to do with life and godliness being arbitrated through the court systems so they must be covered in prayer. RSVP here for the prayer event, and receive a free resource to help you pray effectively over our courts and our judges.
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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