‘The LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part.’
- With God the ‘good old days’ cannot compare to what lies ahead. - We should not live in the past but we should look forward with hope. - The Lord is able to restore and bring you into a new and better season. - You may have been through a lot, but the Lord still has good things for you.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your blessing on my life. You have brought me to this point and as I trust You I know that the next part of my life can be even better than the best of the past. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Samuel 24:25
‘And the LORD answered his prayer for the land, and the plague was stopped.’
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What Does It Mean To Trust?
November 15, 2019
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRUST?
To trust in God can be described in several ways.
1. To place our confidence in God. To be confident in God. 2. To depend on God. 3. Trust also speaks of the future and things that are not yet a reality and as such trusting God includes the aspect of hope. 4. To trust God is to rely on His character, ability and strength. 5. It is a complete assurance and certainty regarding the character, ability and strength of God.
Trust speaks of confidence, dependence, faith, hope and reliance. The opposite would be doubt, skepticism, suspicion and uncertainty.
MANY OF THE THINGS WE PUT OUR TRUST IN ARE UNCERTAIN
Beauty, Health & Physical Strength – Proverbs 31:30 ‘Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting…’
a. Other People – Psalm 146:3 ‘Do not put your trust in princes or in mortal men, who cannot save.’ b. Wealth and Money – Proverbs 23:5 ‘cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they shall surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.’ c. Tomorrow – Proverbs 27:1 ‘Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day will bring forth.’ (Tomorrow’s another day). d. Life – James 4:14 ‘…you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.’ e. Fame and Glory – 1 Peter 1:24 ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flower fall…’
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