Worrying always results in missing God’s goal. Fear paralyzes and keeps us from acting on what God has planned for us right now.
May I trust Him.
David Platt cautions us about making new year’s resolutions and striving to keep them by trusting in ourselves rather than God.
Jesus challenges us to trust in God and God alone. This is not about making ourselves better. This about bring honor to God. That is all that counts.
We have a faithful God. He is all we need.
Trust in, Lean on, rely on… God.
There are so many things we can’t understand. Every day. So … what to do?
Having a challenge understanding? This is the opportunity to trust a God who is in a good mood.
How do we learn trusting-obedience? This is not an answer we want to hear. We learn trust and obedience by suffering. That is how our Master Jesus learned it. That is how we learn it. It is the process God uses.
We surely wish it could be another way. This is the only way however. This is the way of God, our Father.
Trust and obedience, in God’s world, are linked. We can’t trust if we don’t obey.
Thank God for the Holy Spirit who helps us.
“Though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned trusting-obedience by what he suffered, just as we do. ” (Hebrews 5:9)
Wisdom. We all want it I think. What is the path? How do we get there?
God is GOD. He has, from before the beginning of time, had a plan in mind. He is executing against it, day by day, year by year, century by century, millennium by millennium. We seek to understand it all but some days we just can’t. It is a mystery. We are wondering around in a fog to some extent.
I want to understand God and have His wisdom. I need to seek out what is His purpose to get there.
God’s wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes. (1 Corinthians 2:6 The Message)
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“Continually examine your attitude toward God to see if you are willing to “go out” in every area of your life, trusting in God entirely.” ~~Oswald Chambers
Continually examine your attitude toward God to see if you are willing to “go out” in every area of your life, trusting in God entirely. It is this attitude that keeps you in constant wonder, because you don’t know what God is going to do next. Each morning as you wake, there is a new opportunity to “go out,” building your confidence in God. “. . . do not worry about your life . . . nor about the body . . .” (Luke 12:22). In other words, don’t worry about the things that concerned you before you did “go out.”
Life does seem difficult some days. The key question is “Am I doing what God said”? If so, I should take the difficulties in stride. I can trust him that He knows what He is doing. It is His plan, not mine. I can trust Him that He will keep on doing it.
So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it. 1 Peter 4
Our Father cares for us. He has great things in mind for us. He is doing it.
What we are concerned about is what we are concerned about. He will complete the good work in us. He hasn’t brought us this far to leave us now. We need to stand firm. He cares for us!! How can anything happen that won’t complete His good work? Everything is working for our good and His glory.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
May we have absolute trust in Him. May we know how much He cares.
He is God. That means He knows what He is doing even if I don’t get it. His answer is the right answer. His timing is the right timing. He is God.
My job is give it to Him and trust Him. He cares about me in ways I can’t understand.
Yep, He is God and He isn’t going to stop being God. May I live my life that way.
So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it. 1 Peter 4:17
I know I do it all the time. I look at the facts. Hard to ignore them in my world.
God’s way is to believe Him and ignore the facts. That is trust. Cancer? No problem. No cancer in Heaven. He wants His way on earth like Heaven. Bank account empty? No problem. He is rich beyond imagination. Facts or faith?
I should be smart and trust Him. That is all there is to it.
Then David prayed, “I have missed God’s plan badly in what I have just done, substituting statistics for trust; forgive my missing your goal—I’ve been really stupid.” 1 Chronicles 21:8
We have been given an assigment. God has things he wants us to do. Some of that got started with the prophets. That was all preliminary to what we need to focus on right now to achieve His goals for the world. We received the gift and we need, urgently so, to pass it on to those God has called to be a part of His mission.
And so, we must devote ourself as someone who is completely owned by our Master. He is our Master. We must do all that He asks of us. And we must be urgent about. There is not time to sit around eating bon bons. Souls are at stake.
May I trust Him every step of the way. May I get on with it urgently.
I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God’s words and acts. I write this letter to all the believers in Rome, God’s friends. The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets on God’s Son. His descent from David roots him in history; his unique identity as Son of God was shown by the Spirit when Jesus was raised from the dead, setting him apart as the Messiah, our Master. Through him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ! And I greet you now with all the generosity of God our Father and our Master Jesus, the Messiah. Romans 1:1-7
Difficulties are a natural part of the world. Jesus brings me peace and offers courage. Why can He do this? He has overcome the world and I am a new creation that shares in His resurrection. I can take heart. He is risen and I am seated with Him. The victory belongs to the LORD!!!
May peace be mine. May I have courage today. Why worry?
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage ; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I think I am pretty clever some days. I think I can figure it all out. AND then I run into the wall with something and I realize I am not as clever as I like to think I am. My understanding is not what our LORD wants.
If the victory is to be His, I have to trust Him with all my heart. I have to emotionally connect with what He wants not what I understand. May I trust him from the bottom of my heart. May I do it now. What is He saying?
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! (Prov. 3:5 The Message Bible)
The Roman Centurian was very humble and knew that Jesus could give the command and his servant would be healed. He didn’t need to come to Jesus himself or have Jesus come to him. Imagine having the kind of faith that shocks Jesus. It is simple trust. If we know that Jesus has the authority, that takes care of it.
“Taken aback, Jesus addressed the accompanying crowd: “I’ve yet to come across this kind of simple trust anywhere in Israel, the very people who are supposed to know about God and how he works.” Luke 7:9 (MSG)