Yesterday my pastor preached a message about Trusting God. As I sat there absorbing the Word. I realized the hardest times to trust God is where there is trouble. No doubt, it’s easy to trust God where there is money in the bank and food on the table. After all, you have just about everything you need.
Trusting God in the bad times calls for radical faith. The type of faith which superseded the ordinary. The type of faith that declares that I shall not be moved. The kind of faith that screams out to God, I need your help. The type that says Lord, I cannot do this on my own/
Some may ask the question, how do you trust God? Your initial trust with God comes what is established in your early relationship with him. Go back to when you first believed in Him and the power of his might. Remember the doors he opened and the catastrophe he adverted. Remember when you saw the evidence of your own prayers being answered. That is the beginning of faith. The moment when you believe God can handle the storms in your life.
The second thing is building truth in God is to get in the Word. How can you know what God’s Word says about faith, promises and blessings if you’ve never read what it contains? You’ll find faith in each of the chapters in the Bible, consider Adam, Moses, Joshua, Hannah, Rehab, Paul and many others. Their lives are a testament to the faithfulness of God. Sssshhhh I want to let you in on a little secret…here lies the secret to your power. The Word gives us power. Yes, Yes, Yes, there is power in the Word of God. It leads and guides us into all understanding. You have a question about something, the answer you seek is in the Word.
Lastly, one of the major components to trusting God is communication. I know that some of us have been taught that we cannot ask God any questions. May I relieve you of that burden? You can ask God anything and everything you want to know. Let me warn you some answers you will like, but most of them you probably won’t. Simply because His ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts. We have to know with assurance that when we talk with God, he hears us and he responds to us. The answer may be yes, no, or not now. But whatever it is, trust him to know what’s best for you.
Proverbs 3:5 Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
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