Bible Ballistics: BBs #270 Trust In The LORD???
Just a word of encouragement and challenge for this middle of the week! I pray that your day is going well, but even if it’s been bumpy or you are heading into the storm, God is still on HIS throne, and HE will carry you through. We must simply “give it to Jesus”!
“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you
in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
God knows and He cares, but how do I learn to “Let It Go”? It’s not easy but it is simple. I must learn to trust God. And to do that I must exercise my faith:
Putting feet to my prayers (action to my words—
by getting up when I stumble—
by looking up when my chin is dragging the ground—
by counting on God before I count ‘me’ out!
He is worthy of our confidence!
“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not
unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways
and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
And just how do we do that?
Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, or strength of someone or something.
We rely on God—He never fails, and He never leaves His own.
All: used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of a particular group or thing; used to emphasize the greatest possible amount of a quality.
We must depend on God and trust Him with ALL of our heart, with all of our life! It means we don’t keep back a part in reserve for plan “B”, just in case God might fail. It means we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that “our God reigns”! And HE does—past, present, and future. HE NEVER fails, and we can depend on Him, no matter what we see, hear, or feel—HE stands true.
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:5-6
Did you get that? God has promised to “never leave thee, nor forsake thee”!!! And God keeps HIS promises—ALWAYS!!!
Lean: incline from the perpendicular and rest for support on or against (something).
And that “something” must be God “not unto thine own understanding”! You must determine for yourself that:
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
We can always “lean” on God’s omniscient wisdom, and know that He never “slips” up, or ‘dozes off’! No never!
Acknowledge: to accept or admit the existence or truth of (anything).
We must be ready and willing to “admit” that God alone is truly God, and we are committed to following Him, through His Son Jesus Christ, who died for our sin (going our own way).
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
We have all “slipped”—but God made a way for us to be restored to relationship and fellowship with Him, through the blood of His “only begotten Son” (See John 3:16 & Romans 5:8) So the question is, are you acknowledging Him “In all thy ways”? Or are you trying to pick and chose the things you are willing to acknowledge before God? Because when we “acknowledge” Him in “all” our ways, He can and will give us perfect direction.
Direct (as a verb): control the operation of; manage or govern.
So the question comes down to this, “Who is in control of your life?” You or God? If you’ll but let God “direct thy paths”, you will find peace and confidence beyond measure and then you will understand how to react to this world:
“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.
9 Honour the Lord with thy substance,
and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty,
and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord;
neither be weary of his correction:” Proverbs 3:7-11
The “rest of the story”, so to speak, when we are willing to trust HIM with ALL our heart, and NOT go our own way, but His! Who are you trusting today? God is waiting for YOU! It’s your decision. Choose well, there is a ‘test’ at the “end”!