“You see, when we talk about perfect trust, we’re talking about what gives us roots, character, the stability to handle the hard times. Trusting God doesn’t alter our circumstances. Perfect trust in Him changes us.” Charles R. Swindoll. I liken trust to an anchor. Think with me for a moment, the way an anchor holds a ship in place, I believe that is the way trusting in God completely stabilizes us in stormy times. Now, I am not saying the storms will not come, but right in the midst of it, one can be confident that they won’t drown.
Our theme text again is based on “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].” Read Proverbs 3:5 (AMP). Listen to what T. Austin-Sparks says, “God’s dealings with humanity is based on His trustworthiness.” And when we really look into this statement, T-Austin-Sparks is telling the truth, because the Bible makes us understand, “God is forever faithful and can be trusted to do this in you, for he has invited you to co-share the life of his Son, Jesus, the Anointed One, our King!” Read 1 Corinthians 1:9 (TPT).
A Biblical example I want us to look at is Abraham. Scripture says, “Abraham trusted God, and when God told him to leave home and go far away to another land that He promised to give him, Abraham obeyed. Away he went, not even knowing where he was going. And even when he reached God’s promised land, he lived in tents like a mere visitor as did Isaac and Jacob, to whom God gave the same promise. Abraham did this because he was confidently waiting for God to bring him to that strong heavenly city whose designer and builder is God.” Read Hebrews 11:8-10 (TLB).
I believe Abrams trust in God paved the way for God to remove obstacles from his path. Watch this, I strongly believe God will do the same as we completely trust in Him to do what He alone can do.
Father in heaven, thank You. I love You and appreciate Your loving-kindness, mercy and restorative grace. You, O, Lord, are worthy to be praised. My Father, You are good and Your mercy, they endure forever.
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