Daily Devotional | Trusting God At All Times

Psalm 16:1, 4, 5 NKJV
“Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;…. O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.
 
 
Do you know life’s greatest spiritual secret is trusting God? The secret lies in putting this truth into practice, by making it such a powerful theme in your life that you view every event, every sorrow, every prayer with the unshakable conviction that God is totally, spotlessly trustworthy. Our biggest mistake is putting our trust in anything rather than the Lord. We’ll trust in our own abilities, in our boss’s judgment of us, in our money, our doctor, even in an airline pilot. But the Lord? Well…
 
The secret to trusting God is within, the Holy Spirit. Not only will he convict you of the rightness of trusting in the Lord, he’ll help you do it. It’s just too tough to do on your own. Because the Holy Spirit knows you better than you know yourself, he’ll give you all the tools you need to make this change. He’s infinitely patient, so he’ll let you test this secret—trusting in the Lord—in little baby steps. He’ll catch you if you stumble. He’ll rejoice with you when you succeed. As someone who has gone through many trials, crisis, heartache, pain, I can tell you that trusting in the Lord is a lifelong challenge. You never finally “arrive.” Each new crisis calls for a new commitment. The good news is that the more often you see God working in your life, the easier this trusting becomes. When you trust in the Lord, you’ll feel as if the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders. The pressure’s off you and now on God, and he can handle it perfectly.
 
Do you know as a believer, fear is our greatest enemy? When you have fear, you cannot have believing faith. Fear paralyzes, frustrates and cripples. Fear also involves torment as 1 John 4:18 states, “Fear is the prison of the heart.” Trusting God in hard times requires refusing to be frightened, refusing to be immobilized, refusing to panic.
 
God’s Word is filled with powerful exhortations to not have fear. In Deuteronomy 31:8, Moses said, “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Isaiah was told to “Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you. For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” (Isaiah 35:4; 41:13)
 
The lesson is to not thoughtlessly react, but to listen for God’s quiet whisper and to have a hearing ear to hear His specific guidance tailor-made for the given situation. God will make something beautiful of your life, but he needs your trust in him to do it. Amen.
 
Scripture of the day: Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”  ~ luke 18:27 

FromPastor Peter Okereke Jr.
TLWMI. (c) Copyright Reserved, 2011
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About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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One Response to Daily Devotional | Trusting God At All Times

  1. Pete says:

    This is truly re-assuring! I am aware now that Jesus wants to carry my burdens. I will trust Him, and Him alone. Thank you for reminding me! God bless.

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