Thursday, May 17, 2012

Trusting God II-5/17/2012

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding." Prov 3:5

What do you think of when you consider the word "trust?" Is it reliability? How about keeping confidence? Security? Safety? Assurance? How ever it is defined, trust is more than a positive trait. When trust is shared, there is no need to construct barriers or defenses. The comfort of being vulnerable is no threat at all because trust is its own protection.

Beloved we must assign these and other qualities to our relationship with God. He has proven trustworthy time and time again. It is Him that provides for our every need, who gave us everything we have and has promised an eternity filled with joy and His own presence. To be sure, this can be difficult when tough times come. Our first inclination is to cover, protect and defend. Further, if we feel that God has become untrustworthy because He failed to do what we think He should have done, we withdraw. It is at times like these when trusting Him is most important. Is trust that is never tested trust at all?

Remember Abraham who trusted God enough to obey the command to sacrifice His promised son. Remember how he was delivered. Remember how Noah trusted God enough to build an ark ahead of a first of its kind rain storm. Remember how he and his family were saved. Remember how Rahab went against her people in favor of the people of God. Remember how she and her family were preserved.

There is every reason to trust God. Whether we know it or not, He has never let us down.

Rejoicing in the Lord,


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