‘Word soon reached Jethro, about all the wonderful things God had done for His people and for Moses’
- Do you believe that you can trust the Lord for wonderful things at this time? - It is part of God’s heart and character to do wonderful things for us. - Be expectant, keep holding on, and believe in His faithfulness towards you. - May others soon hear about the wonderful things He has done for you.
Prayer: Lord, I am expectant, and my heart is full of confidence that You will do wonderful things for me. I pray that others, around me, will also see how You have undertaken and provided for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 138:7
‘If I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve me from the anger of my foes; You will extend Your hand, and Your right hand will save me.’
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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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