Monday, February 26, 2018

Trust = Blessed

By: Jenifer Metzger

Jeremiah tells us that the one who trusts in the Lord is blessed. Have you ever thought about that? When we place our trust in God, we are blessed.

What does it look like to place our trust in God?

To understand that He is right by us and will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 31:6). To know that He has a plan for us and His plan will not harm us (Jeremiah 29:11). To realize that He doesn't sleep on the job, but is always watching over us (Psalm 121:4). And to rely on God in our circumstances (Jeremiah 17:5-9).

How many times have you gone through a difficult situation and you relied on your own strengths? Struggles in your marriage so you try harder, you read marriage help books, you seek counsel, all good things, but did you go to God? Did you pray to Him and trust that He would help? Financial struggles begin so you add on hours at work, cut back on things you can do without, again good things, but did you go to God? Illness affects you or a loved one so you make doctor appointments, evaluate your diet, exercise, but did you go to God?

We tend to lean on our own knowledge and understanding and abilities when things get tough, when what we really need is to go to God with confidence, hand our problem to Him and trust that He is capable of working it through.

Now, often when a problem arises and we give it to God He will give us tools to help. He may allow more hours at work to open, a Godly counselor to welcome you, or that doctor with wisdom of the illness, and we need to take those open doors. But we first have to take the issue to God and trust Him. And, as Jeremiah tells us, when we trust Him, we are blessed.

What are you facing today friend? Have you taken it to God yet? Have you started this battle in prayer?

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