Friday, March 8, 2013

Trust In The Lord

"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Psalm 18:2 (NKJV)

People put their trust in many things but the Bible tells us that we should put our trust in God.  What exactly does it mean to trust God?  The word trust here in Psalm 18 means, "to flee for protection".  In Proverbs 3:5 it also tells us to trust in the Lord and the Hebrew word used there that is translated as trust means "to run quickly for refuge".  What this shows us is that God is the One we always need to turn to in every situation; we can be confident that God will help us in our time of need.

However, trusting in God is not something that we automatically do just because we are Christians.  When a problem comes up do we talk to God about it and see what His Word says or do we talk to our friends to see what they have to say?  Do we put our trust in God to meet our needs or do we trust in our job and our own ability?  What do we do when we are put under pressure, who do we turn to and where do we go to first?  The answer to that shows us where we place our trust and what we have confidence in.

What do we do if we find ourselves relying on something or someone else when we should rely on God?  The answer is simple; we need to get better acquainted with God, we only trust someone that we really know.  We need to get to know God better through His Word and by spending time with Him in prayer.  As we continue to develop our relationship with God our trust in God will grow.  Then when a problem comes into our life we will go to God to get our answer and His plan about what to do.  Trust in God; He is our rock, our fortress, our deliverer, and our strength!

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