Proverbs 3:5-6 says: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
From my sermon on 7/31: "Our relationship with God comes back to trust. What makes us feel intimate with another person? While there are many ingredients to intimacy, common to all relationships is trust. We cannot be intimate with a person we don't trust. Trust is at the heart of intimacy. The more we trust someone, the closer we let them get to us. Psalm 143:1,8 "Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I ntrust my life."
From the Just Between Us website: "Trust is a key factor in our relationship with the Lord. And if there was ever a time in history to put our trust in Him, this would be it. What better starting place for this focused time of prayer? In this day and age, trust doesn't come easily. But we have an Almighty, sovereign Lord who can be trusted. How beautiful to be able to entrust ourselves to Him; to share the deepest cries of our hearts with the God who created us and is intimately acquainted with every fiber of our being. Take time to pour out your heart to Him."
Take some time and consider your life right now. What is the thing or things in your life right now you find hardest to hand over to God? A family situation? Your health? An unanswered prayer? A broken relationship? Desire for a spouse or a child? A struggling marriage? Financial hardships? Ask God to reveal where you may have stopped believing that He will take care of you, a place you haven't been willing to trust Him completely.
Trust is an area God is working on in my life right now. Do I trust God completely? Do I trust that God will use all circumstances in my life to draw me closer to Him? Do I want an answer to my prayers or do I wanat to be closer to God?
Whatever challenges you have in your life, choose to trust God completley with this area and pray to let it go.
"Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." (Psalm 62:8)
"Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you." (Psalm 9:1)
"Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God, trust also in me." (John 14:1)
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
In Christ's ministry together ~ Pastor Caryn