Foreword:

Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Trust Me...

Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

[Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. — The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. — It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. — The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

O  taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

The ability to trust God is a blessed gift, and a capacity that grows with spiritual effort. The Psalms we love the most are about trust, or at least are filled with trust, so that the writer's faith literally oozes from them:
"The LORD is my Shepherd..." Psalm 23
"The LORD is my Light and Salvation" Psalm 27
"I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth" Psalm 34:1
What does this faith gain for whoever practices it?
1. Assurance of a life with God, and a home in heaven: Psalm 23:6
2. Help and strength for the difficult days we face: Psalm 27:3,5,14
3. The ability to deal with difficult people: Psalm 34, title, and vss. 6, 7, 22.
Believe the Lord.  Trust in Him. Let Him be your shield and strength.  He wants to do this for you.
     

PROV. 16:20.  Rom. 4:20,21. II Chr. 13:18. Psa. 46:1,2. Psa. 118:8,9. -Psa. 37:23,24. Psa. 34:8,9.