papercutpress.com 2004-01-29 - Trusting God

Encore 1997-12-07

Sometimes we go through times in life when it feels like God Himself has pulled the rug right out from under us. Dazed and now on the floor, we look around and say, “What just hit me?” Our trials should lead us more and more to a trusting dependance upon God and His gracious favor towards us in Christ. This said, sometimes trusting God can be difficult at best. God’s Word gives us a lot of encouragement to trust Him.

2 Chronicles 20:20 ...Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the Lord your God, and you will be established...

2 Corinthians 1:9 indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves in order that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.

Psalm 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the Lord.

Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.

Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Some of the benefits of trusting God are: Happiness (Psalm 5:11), Deliverance (Psalm 22:4, 5), Success (Psalm 25:2, 3), God’s goodness (Psalm 31:19), Loving-kindness (Psalm 32:10), Provision (Psalm 37:3, 5), Blessedness (Psalm 40:4), Safety (Psalm 56:4, 11), Refuge (Psalm 73:28), Guidance (Proverbs 3:5, 6), and Inheritance (Isaiah 57:13)

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness Lamentations 3:22, 23

Soli Deo Gloria,
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