In God We Trust
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. (Proverbs 3:5-6, The Message)
We live in a changing world. Seasons change. Weather patterns change. The boundaries and names of nations change. To be honest, people change. Our jobs will change, and the way we live will change. We change physically and emotionally with the seasons of life. We change our ideas, our goals, and our convictions, but God never changes.
God has given us the greatest gift of all “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son” (John 3:16) and it’s a great reason to seek after God. Moreover, it’s a reason for us to trust God. We will always be presented with roadblocks and distractions to stop us from trusting in God. The word tells us Jesus said, “A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life they ever dreamed of.” (John 10:10, The Message) Long before the Son of God came to bring salvation, Solomon, the son of David left us with words of wisdom and instruction. Wisdom and instruction complement each other. Wisdom means skill. Instruction means discipline. No skill is perfected without discipline. So, when we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic or in the heat of a battle sent to destroy us, there is something we can do and that is Trust God from the bottom of your heart.
To trust is to believe; it is to have faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. Faith puts us in a personal relationship with God because we know that Faith in God is proven. By faith, Moses led the children of Israel and by faith, Noah built the ark (Hebrews 11:7). We also know without faith (trust) it’s impossible to please the Most High. Therefore we must begin to trust in God with our whole hearts, not just in good times, but also in bad times.
Solomon's wisdom and instruction tell us, Don’t try to figure everything out on your own. Those who know themselves know that if they leaned solely on their knowledge, they would fail. Our understanding of things is limited to our intelligence or experience. God’s understanding is far above ours. “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.”God’s Decree (Isaiah 55:8, The Message). The wisdom of God can be found in His word. Someone once said you are what you eat, so feed yourself the word of God. When we do, we will begin to “Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track”. (Proverbs 3:6, The Message) When we do, we will give God thanks for everything. “I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise” (Psalm 34:1, The Message).
Friends, at the end of the day we should be confident in knowing we serve a great God. It is safe to put our trust in our great and Faithful God. When we allow God to lead and guide our paths, God keeps us in the time of our trouble and we learn in God we trust is an active lifestyle, not a fad.
In His Service With Love,