How to Trust God, Even If…
There is so much going on in the world; so much negativity, so much controversy, so much uncertainty. But there is one thing that will always remain solid and unchanging, that is the Word of God who is Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit working in us. I choose to put my trust and hope in God. I love that old hymn that says, “On Christ, the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” God is the one thing we have in our life that is unchanging and unmovable; He has the power over everything and He has a perfect plan. Trusting Him is not complicated, in fact, it is very simple. Everything becomes easier when you just let yourself go and learn how to trust God.
On the day that Henry passed away, I said over and over again, “I trust in you, God.” God had already planted that trust in me a long time ago when I first got saved. Today, I’m living in the fruit of this, I’m still trusting God, and my trust is stronger than ever.
I know things are happening all around you, and maybe there are things going on in your own life and family. Whatever the case may be, we still need to remind ourselves by saying, “I’m putting my trust in you, God. I’m putting my trust in you regardless of what happens, what doesn’t happen, or even if the things that I don’t want come to pass, I still trust you.”
What does it mean to trust in Him?
To trust God is to realize that He has it all under control. God is the architect of our journey. Jesus is called the Prince of Peace; He brings peace to us because we are trusting in Him. I don’t have to have all of the answers. In fact, I don’t want all of the answers. I want Him to have the answers and to give them to me as I need them. I don’t want to work on my own strength to come up with the answers or solutions to things that I know nothing about. I know the One who does have the answers and the solutions, and He is my God. He is your God.
Do you trust God today?
Have you considered trusting God for everything, for every breath, for every moment, for every solution? Aren’t you glad that you don’t have to come up with the solutions? I am confident that if I pray and ask God, He’s going to lead me.
What is the worst thing that can happen? We don’t hear Him, and we go in a direction that isn’t right. What do we do then? We repent! We say, “God, I repent, I didn’t go the right direction. I was disobedient; and I was not trusting in you.” It’s okay to make mistakes. I don’t know anyone who is perfect except for Jesus and He was a great example for us. But He gave me the ability to just be me; in all of my humanness, to stay true to who He created me to be. The only person I need to please is God.
I feel so much more confident trusting in God than in myself or in other people. I’m not saying that people should not respect one another. Neither am I saying that people shouldn’t be responsible for themselves. I am saying that I am going to trust God with everything and with everyone, including myself.
Whether things go right in the world, or whether they don’t, I am going to trust God. I am going to run this race now. It’s hard to trust God in our own strength. That is why we need to completely let go and allow Him to do His work.
I challenge you to stop and take inventory of your life. Are you willing to come into agreement with God’s plans for your future, for your family, for the world? Are you willing to submit to Him so that He can do His work in your life?
How to trust God
When you are in your prayer closet, are you trusting Him with that prayer? Are you trusting Him to lead you with your finances and in your decision making?
Trusting God is saying, “You have all of the answers, God, I don’t, and I’m not going to try to come up with something to make it look like I have it all figured out.”
The scriptures say that our righteousness is as filthy rags. I don’t want to be self-righteous; I just want to be in right standing with Him. I want to have His character. To obtain that, I have to die to myself.
Not my will but yours, Lord!
You have to die to yourself to trust Him and submit to Him. You have to say, “Not my agenda, not my ways, but your will be done!”
Don’t try to do it in your own strength, totally lean on Him. Let Him carry you by His Spirit.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Proverbs 3:5-8 KJV
Pastor Donna Wright
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