Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].
We are called to trust God without hesitation. It’s one of those things that is expected of us once we decide to follow Jesus. It’s not optional. This scripture says that we are not to rely on our own understanding in order to trust God but we are called to trust Him because He has a proven track record.
God is indeed trustworthy!
And therefore, just like this scripture says,
In ALL of our ways we are to acknowledge and recognize Jesus.
Acknowledging the Lord is not just for Sunday service.
Acknowledging the Lord is not just for when we are with a group of believers.
We are to live our lives acknowledging Him.
We are to give Him the credit for all things in our life.
We are to praise Him and thank Him for our blessings!
Selah! (pause and reflect)
When we try to figure out God's ways we can easily end up confused because God's ways don't always make sense to the human brain. God is the only One Who knows the future. He knows how things are going to turn out and ultimately end up. As humans, we often get too wrapped up in our feelings or emotions and don't have the capacity to think what the future may hold. But God is capable of both. And therefore it's important that we stop trying to analyze what's happening and simply trust.
It's easy to trust God when you aren't worried about plans that have been ruined, expectations that weren't met, and in the middle of a circumstance that seems less than ideal. But this is the very thing that makes Christians different from non-Christians, or at least it should be. We, followers of Jesus, should stand out from non-believers because we trust in the One that has proven Himself trustworthy. We can hold onto His words, our Bible, of trust. There are factual records that God protects those who He loves.
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
Trust issues are formed for a variety of reasons. Ultimately trust in God is tied to how much time we've invested in pursuing Him. And when we haven't take the time to get to know Him, we don't trust Him, which means we have control issues. We want to be in control of both people and situations - but this is GOD's job! When we are able to release control over an area of our lives, because we have confidence that God is in control and He is for us, then we enter into trust with God.
Over 2000 years ago the followers of Jesus were not concerned about fitting into society. They had such a pure understanding of God that they went to great lengths at preaching and teaching others how to reform and change their ways. And this Godly principle hasn't changed over the decades. Each of us, that believe in Jesus, are supposed to be going to great lengths at preaching and teaching others how to reform and change their ways. It's what every Christian is called to do. This is the ultimate trust in trusting God.
With every blog post, with every social media post, with every YouTube video it is my passion to empower YOU to walk with boldness in your Christian walk. Regardless of how you conducted your life yesterday, you can take a step each day that will bring you closer to God's purpose for your life. And that purpose is to glorify Him through your words and actions in what He's called you to do.
It takes trust but He is trustworthy!
Take a step of trust today. Identify what is keeping you from a deeper level of trusting God? And then ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to take one step to grow your trust.