Trusting in God, wholeheartedly, will bring you closer to Him!
To fully trust in someone, means that you have confidence in that individual’s integrity; you know that you can rely on them, no matter your circumstances. You have a hope in their ability to always come through for you and never let you down.
There are many Biblical stories of God’s servants, wholly trusting in Him, but I’m going to share one with you:
Abraham was asked, by God, to take his only beloved son, Isaac, to the mountain top and to offer him as a sacrifice. As they trekked up, together, Isaac noticed that they had the wood, fire and knife, in preparation for the animal sacrifice; yet the lamb was missing, so he asked his father about it. Abraham assured him that God would provide the lamb.
When he arrived at the place which God had told him about, Abraham built an altar and bound Isaac, laying him upon it. He stretched out the knife and just as he was about to slay his only son, an angel of the Lord interrupted, proclaiming that his obedience to God’s request, proved his fear of God.
God provided the sacrifice—a ram that got caught in the thicket, by the horns—just as Abraham knew that He would.
How many of us would have believed that God would supply the need, trusting in Him wholly? I venture to say that a lot of us say we have faith in Him, in word, but would we be able to prove it in our actions? If not, we can learn from Abraham.
God is Our Foundation and Defense!
Psalm 18:2 (KJV)
2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
God needs to be the foundation of our home. If He is, our relationships will always stand firmly. He is a place of refuge; our defense. He protects us from evil penetrating into our lives . . . into our soul. He delivers us from harm that may come our way, by shielding us with strength, when we wholeheartedly trust in Him.
Wholeheartedly, Trust in God!
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Undoubtedly, Abraham fully trusted in God, with all his heart, soul, strength and mind. If he had relied on his human emotions or limitations, would he have fully submitted to God? He perfectly recognized that God was all powerful and a loving God, that would guide his footsteps, and God proved him right!
Rejoice and Sing When You Are Helped!
Psalm 28:7 (KJV)
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalm 5:11 (KJV)
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Rejoice and sing while awaiting your prayers to be answered. Thank God as though your miracles have already come to pass! How much more will you rejoice when they actually do? Convert your prayer into a song of worship. I do it often, and quite frankly, your prayers will undoubtedly turn into a time of encouragement!
Remember to trust in the God of all Creation, even when your circumstances are not what you’d want them to be. No matter how overwhelming life can get, always stay positive and look to your blessings NOT at your state of affairs. Believe it or not, one day you will look back and find that your pain and sorrow molded you into a better person; a servant of God that can empathize with others; therefore, you will be able to encourage them in return!