Daily Digest: Trust


What is trust? Though there is a formal definition, I would say trust is believing in something that can sometimes be unknown. Why do I say unknown? Let’s look at trusting in God for example. 


The word of God says : 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 NKJV
Sometimes however, we have to trust blindly. This I know all too well. Presently I am faced with a situation where all I can do is trust God to bring a solution. However, the situation has no view. You know the little things we would love to see just to make an assessment? THERE IS NONE! I am literally learning to trust the unknown. Knowing that God will not stare me in the wrong direction. This trust test is sometimes difficult because I would like a little info. God,  can I have a little peak? In such a time he would not even say no. There is total silence as he teaches my heart to depend on him. My mom always said “trust him where you can’t trace him” and oh boy I can’t trace him.

If this is you, don’t give up. For through it all he still deserves worship and praise. Remember he is an all sovereign God and his plans are NEVER to hurt us. So trust him, even when you can’t trace him. He will make a way for you. 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. –Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

ARISE!

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Daily Digest: Children of the Lord


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In this verse, John uses the terms “beloved” and “children of God” to communicate how much God loves us. You see, in order to call something yours, you have to really, really love it—especially a person.

When we truly grasp the immense love God has for us, that’s when we’ll be able to rest in His peace even when we don’t know for certain what is coming next in our lives. Our knowledge of who God is and how much He loves us allows us to trust in Him, even when we don’t have all the answers.

People have become increasingly impatient in wanting to know how something will turn out. This impatience is exacerbated by the ability we have to get vast amounts of information within a few seconds by just a handful of clicks. But faith doesn’t operate like this. It isn’t instantaneous. It’s something that needs to be walked out day by day, and it grows through our experiences.

The world desperately needs to see the connection we have with God. When others see the trust and faith we have in something greater than ourselves, it opens up an opportunity for us to invite others to this same faith. When that is missing, the world misses out on God.

So, no matter what God has us waiting for, in that wait, we should always strive to grow in our faith, trust in Him, and be like Christ. When we commit to follow Jesus, we become children of God. When we become children of God, we should act like it so those looking on will also want to become people of faith.

DIG: What does being a child of God look like to you?
DISCOVER: What are you waiting on God to reveal to you in your life? Are you trusting in Him while you wait?
DISPLAY: Show others the faith and trust you have in God as you strive to be like Him