God demands total and complete trust in him.
In this blog post,I will be talking about how to trust God completely.
In todays world,it is difficult to get somebody you can trust.similarly, the bible says we shoud not trust in the arm of flesh.
There is even a woe attached to it.
5 This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
If it is so terrible in Gods sight to trust in man,It is therefore very important, to learn how to trust God completely.
HOW DO I TRUST GOD COMPLETELY WITH ALL MY HEART
If you want to live out the christian life without stress,we need to learn how to trust God completely.
Just like a child trust the father.for instance, tell your 4year old child to jump from a table into your arms.
You notice that your child will do that immediately.
Without even thinking about it.
Similarly,the child does not wait to consider if the father will catch him or not.
He just jumps. That is because he has trust that the father will not let him down.
The ability to trust God completly,is to become like a child.The challenge we have as adults is the ability to develop this childlike trust.This blog post from Jennifer explains how you can do this.
Learning how to trust God completely like a child is so important that Jesus links this behavior as a condition to enter into the kingdom.
HOW TO TRUST GOD COMPLETLY IN DIFFICULT TIMES
Our lives is unstable.Seasons come and go. In one season, everything is working out fine.
Your work,your health ,your family are all in top form.But suddendly from nowhere things start going wrong. You may loose a family member, or could be diagnosed of a terminal illness or even loose your Job.
How do you trust God completely in this times.?
It starts with having a good communication with God.That is just being open and honest with God about how you feel.And believing that he is in charge of your life .
Even when you do not understand the situation or why it is happening.
Secondly,trusting God completly in difficult times is believing in his word that says :
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29vs 11.
The knowledge of Gods thoughts and plans for you will strenghten you through difficult periods of life.
3 PRACTICAL WAYS GOD WANTS US TO TRUST HIM
Firstly, we need to trust God completly with our hearts.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.Trusting God completly with your heart means not depending on what you think you know.or believing only in what your eyes sees.
Secondly, trust God completly with your plans.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans.This includes both small and big plans.
Family and business plans.He wants you to trust him to guide you along the right way to follow.So that your plan can come to pass in a way that will glorify his name.
Finally God wants us to trust him as our sole provider.
19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
1 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
BIBLICAL REASONS TO TRUST GOD COMPLETELY
There are many scriptures in the bible that shows us good reasons to trust God completly.
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
Trusting God brings you blessings,success and confidence during troubled times.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous be shaken.
When you trust the lord to take care of you,no matter what life throws your way,this scripture gives you confidence.
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That the lord is with you through it all.Moreover,whatever battles come our way,is Gods battle not ours. (“The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace”.exodus 14vs149
As long as our trust is only on God.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DO NOT HAVE FAITH IN GOD
If you are not trusting God, then you are trusting in yourself and your abilities.
The challenge here most times is that we do this unconciously.
Unfortunately, there are consequences that come when we trust in the arm of flesh.
This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.
Please put your trust in God completely.Do not trust in your own abilities .Most times that fails us.
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PRAYER TO TRUST IN GOD COMPLETELY:
Dearest Father, teach us to trust you with all our hearts mind and soul.
help us not to depend on our own understanding.But to present our daily plans too you that you may guide us.
Help us to remember that your plans for us is always better than ours.
And that you will never forsake us as long as we continue to trust in you.
In Jesus name we pray.
That is my take on how to trust in God completely.And why we should not trust in our own abilities.
Are you having challenges in trusting God?
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