In Your Heart Grow Trust of the LORD.

A great thought to let your faith “chew on” comes from Isaiah 26:4 – Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal (Isaiah 26:4).   Meditate on that truth often.

Day to Day Trust of God is Imperative

On the previous Friday Wall Street took a big fall. Over that same weekend the Chinese stock market lost 40% of its value since last June. Last Monday, five minutes into trading 1000 points were lost, but the last I looked that day the DOW was down less than 400 points. At times like that if your personal economy and life are closely attached to Wall Street, you might be tempted to be fearful, maybe even panicky.

The LORD’s promise is that we can trust him for daily life. Never will he leave you, never will he forsake you (see Hebrews 13:5,6). Yes, Wall Street might seem badly off, but the LORD is still in control. You can trust the LORD.

If you have learned that you or a person you love has been diagnosed with a deadly disease, you might be filled with fear. Daily trust of the LORD becomes vital.

If you have lost your job or are rebuilding your life in some way – Trust the LORD.

On any big issue that you face – Trust the LORD. Commenting about trust of God, Jesus points out that God takes care of birds and then adds – 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Matthew 10:30-31). Trust the LORD, for each of us, personally, with all of our imperfections, are worth a great deal to the LORD.

Just as Important as the Big Issues we Face …

We can trust the LORD to be a blessing in every day-to-day task and activity we pursue.

  • The LORD is trustworthy and with us as we raise our children, even when they are ornery, or when we are ornery.
  • The LORD is trustworthy and with us as we do our homework or carryout our chores.
  • The LORD is trustworthy and with us when we are involved in athletics, weekend sports or activities.
  • … when we drive to and from work.
  • … when we are working with machinery.
  • … when we (insert the daily activity of your choice).

There is NOT a time, a challenge, a concern, a worry, a anything, when we can’t trust the LORD.

Salvation Trust

Day to day trust begins with salvation trust – trust that Jesus is our Savior. We cannot understate the devastation caused by our own sin – all those small, medium and large things we do that ignore the Will of God and his blessings for life. Our sins devastate our relationship with God, our relationships with those we love, having a full life, and having a heavenly eternal life. The LORD promises to all people – those who trust Jesus as their Savior from sin because he died for their sins are saved. We have a new, close relationship with the LORD. Our lives are no longer in complete bondage to sin. We can renew our relationships with people dear to us. We can have a happier and fuller daily life. Trust the LORD on salvation for his promise is true and certain.

As people of faith, our faith impacts how we view events around us and how we react to events. We can react with trust, knowing that the LORD is taking part in life with us and for us.

Be forewarned, the three enemies of God and us (Satan, our sinful nature, and the world) will remind us how bad life can become, will remind us how many troubles we have and how powerful those troubles can be. The sinful three do not want us to trust the LORD. The sinful three want us in a constantly upset, constantly fearful and constantly hopeless. Be aware that these sinful three want to turn your mind, your heart, and your emotions away from trust of the LORD.

Apply Trust in the LORD Daily

The attacks of the sinful triad do not change the truths – The LORD does love us and has saved us, the LORD is with us in every part of our lives, and the LORD is trustworthy. Cultivate your trust of the LORD daily. For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” (1 Peter 2:6).

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