Do we as believers in Jesus really understand what trust means and how it applies to our everyday living ?
Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something .
Trust is also an action word in that it implies that we believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. “I should never have trusted”
How does this word work or how do we include the basic formulas of trust in our lives as believers?
ASK YOURSELF? Do I trust in the Lord…
With What He Gives Me In My Finances: In today’s society, being on top or having it all is the general consensus . Being able to buy when you want and however you want. But does that really matter? Striving to get material things will not produce happiness or joy in your life weather you are a Christian or not. It all boils down to really allowing life to be live and you adjusting to it in the best way to produce contentment and joy. After all, enjoying life doesn’t revolve around how much money you have.
But what do I do when I don’t have the finances to live the way I think I should live? Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” It’s all about trusting…..knowing that God will do as He says and supply your every need . We must remember that our needs sometimes do not match our wants.
Do I Trust God With my family? Family is important to all of us even though the institution of family has weakened. Our family needs God intertwined in it so that it will stand no matter what may come. Trusting God do guide you in your family needs and stability has to be an important factor. Psalms 128: 1, 3, 4 – “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways…Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house, your sons will be like a olive shoots around your table.”
Do I Trust God with my work and livelihood? There is a certain basic truth to really allowing trust in God to guide you….you must know HIM in order to trust what He will do for you and in your life. If I don’t follow and know His precepts, how can I allow Him to guide me and trust what Hr will do in my life and at work? Simply said, you follow and trust what you know!! Matthew 6: 31 – “So do not worry, saying, ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘what shall we drink?’ or ‘what shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be given to you as well.”
2 Corinthians 12: 9 – “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Proverbs 3: 5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
Finally, do I trust in the Lord with my salvation? Well this can be answered really quickly when we allow what has been mentioned above to fall in place and we recognize that this is what makes it all make sense. Believing is knowing, knowing is doing, doing is trusting.
There is no I in trust for a reason……GOD has to be in it to make it work for you.
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”