Scripture: 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 path straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6
Throughout scripture, we are reminded of the importance of trusting in the Lord in every season our lives. Trust in itself is a hard concept to grasp but yet still an essential component to our everyday lives. When we learn to put our complete trust in God and not man, our hearts become free and entangled from the expectations of mere human beings. Trusting God is not based on conditions. It is the groundwork in building our relationship with the Lord of our lives. When we learn the essence of trusting God, we draw ever closer unto Him in every season. Man may fail you countless of times but God will never fail you.
In our key scripture today, we are being reminded as believers to “trust” in the Lord. Looking at your life right now, what or who would you say you have placed your trust in? Have they failed you? If so, what motivates you to keep putting your trust in them?
You see, no human being can ever take the place of God. He alone is God. When we learn to put our trust in Him, we experience the fullness of His presence. There is no partiality in His presence. He longs for us to relinquish our ways of thinking and ultimately submit to His ways. When we put our trust completely in man, we must be prepared for failure and disappointments. God is our greatest supplier of every need. There are certain measures that man will never take to meet our needs but God is His infinite power is capable of doing so for us.
In order for us to learn to put our trust in God, we must first acknowledge Him. To acknowledge is to accept or admit the existence or truth of something. If we fail to acknowledge God, how then can we learn to trust in Him? It is when we acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior, is when we come to the realization that He is the ruler of everything. We must learn to ask God to teach us how to put our trust in Him in every season. This in itself requires us spending time with God intentionally. Cultivating a lifestyle of intimacy is very important as believers because it draws our heart back unto our Heavenly Father. When we learn to place our trust in God alone, we find peace and rest for our souls. Trust is a word that is often misused and easily broken. Trust like a broken mirror can take years to repair. Certain pieces must be left alone for the Master to do His greatest work. It is Christ alone that can rebuild and restore that which has been broken.
Trust is a like a seed that needs to be watered everyday. In order for it to bear fruit, we must be willing to do our part. A farmer does its part and the rest is taken care of but the greater supplier of all times. In order for any relationship to thrive, we have to be willing to feed it. When any relationship is broken, we must first get to the root of the issue. Restoration cannot take place when the root of the decay has not been observed. Trust according to our human way of thinking is to be earned but as children belonging unto God, we don’t have to earn God’s trust. It is freely given. God is trustworthy but we will never know that characteristic of our Heavenly Father when we try to be in control of this life that doesn’t belong unto us. God is the giver of life. Trusting God is not based on trial and error. When we take delight in the Lord, trusting Him becomes more natural to us rather than a chore we have to forcefully commit ourselves to doing as believers. Trust interlocks with faith. They are blood sisters. Without the Vine, it is impossible for the branch to produce any fruit. When we learn to trust God, we begin to see things in a renewed perspective; a heavenly perspective. It is in that place of trust that we experience the overflow of peace, joy, love, victory and everything that the presence of God has in stored for us.
May we learn to develop a lifestyle of total surrender. We can’t ultimately learn the essence of trust when we are not willing to lay it all down. In Psalm 9:10, we are reminded that “those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord have not forsaken those who seek you.” It’s one thing to know the name of the Lord but it’s another thing to put your trust in Him. As humans, it is so easy to take matters into our own hands. Trusting God requires us knowing His character. We will never know the character of our Heavenly Father when we allow other things/people to sit on the throne where He needs to be seated.
As we go forth into our days, may we grow in the knowledge of knowing our Heavenly Father. May we draw nearer unto God as He draws nearer unto us. May we continually ask God to teach us to trust in Him. May we learn to be still and know that He is God. We are not in control. In all our ways, may we seek first the Kingdom of God, trusting that all things will be added unto us.
1. Are you finding it difficult to lean on God in this season of your life? Why do you find it difficult to trust In Him?
2. What do you need to let go of in order for you to fully commit yourself unto God? What things/people have you been clinging unto, to supply your needs?
3. What are you willing to do in order for restoration to take place in your life?
Question For The People In My Life
When you think about the word trust, what does it mean to you as a believer?
For me, it means believing in God completely even when you don’t see anything happening. The song Trust & Obey comes to mind. Trust means believing that thing others say is impossible to be accomplished, God will come through. It means having one option and that’s Baba God. -Bamidele
I think the word trust means to believe in God with all you heart. The Bible reminds us that we must always trust in God. -Sonnie
Trust means to have faith in someone or something. Trust is to be confident about something or somebodies character. Trust is to be able to rely on something. Trust stems from God’s word. Trust is loyalty, it’s faithfulness, it means to be dependable, accountable, reliable and committed. So when I say that you are trustworthy, I can count on you. As humans, we have our faults and we are not perfect. As far as the spiritual aspect is concerned, God is trustworthy. He has displayed His faithfulness to us by giving us His son. He promised this a long time and fulfilled it. We can count and trust God and take Him by His word. God is the epitome of Trust. He is so faithful, you can trust Him, no matter the situation or circumstance. So if I say that I have trust, I understand from the nature of God. God has displayed that trust and because I have the nature of God, I can be trusted. In my conduct with people, I see myself as someone who is faithful. I am someone you can bank on. – Ibukun
Verses To Ponder
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth; so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. -Isaiah 55:8
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. –Isaiah 26:3-4
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. -Hebrews 13:8
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope you were blessed and encouraged. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in Christ 😊