TRUST . . . a definition – “assured reliance on the character, strength or truth in someone or something. Confident hope. Confidence, dependence, faith, reliance. Webster’s Dictionary
TRUSTING GOD IS . . .
- BELIEVING WHEN I DON'T SEE IT
- OBEYING WHEN I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT
- GIVING WHEN I DON'T WANT TO LOSE IT
- PERSEVERING WHEN I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT
- THANKING GOD BEFORE I RECEIVE IT
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”
SOME KEY VERSES ON TRUSTING GOD:
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7)
“When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3)
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song.” (Isaiah 12:2)
D. L. Moody’s favorite verse was Isaiah 12:2. He used to say, “You can travel to heaven 1st class or 2nd class.
1st class - “ I will trust and NOT be afraid.”
2nd class – “When I am afraid, I will trust you.”
Moody chose to ride FIRST CLASS.
An Episcopal bishop, while traveling through Africa, was forced to sleep outside under the trees, due to the local hotels being full. Wild animals prowled nearby. He thought of the words of Isaiah 12:2 and said to the Lord, “there is no use in both of us being awake tonight” so he laid his head down, trusted God, and had a good night’s rest.
WHAT OR WHO ARE YOU TRUSTING IN TODAY?
Your skills, gifts, talents
OR, ARE YOU TRUSTING IN THE LIVING GOD? He alone is worthy of our trust!