TRUST—

Confidence, belief, faith, certainty, assurance, conviction, credence; reliance.

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” Psalms 20:7 NKJV

Trust is defined as “firm belief in the ability, the reliability, the truth, or the strength of someone or something.”

Who or what do you put your trust in? Who or what do you rely on? Your money? Maybe your friends? Who do you count on to always be there for you?

In this world there is only one person we can have full assurance in and that’s God! And we can have this assurance through His Son Jesus Christ who came so that those who believe may have life.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 NKJV

Jesus will always be there for you! He will never change, He will never fail you. He will never give up on you! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!

The benefits from trusting in Jesus far out weigh any temporary things that this world may bring. This world will fade away! “But the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NKJV

The benefits of trusting in God brings us…

Joy – For The Lord blesses the godly and surrounds them with His shield of love. Psalm 5:11 NLT
Deliverance – Trust in The Lord and He will deliver you. Psalm 22:4, 5
Triumph – Trust in The Lord and you will stand on His holy hill. Psalm 24:2, 3
God’s goodness – God has prepared His goodness for those who trust in Him. Psalm 31:19
Mercy – Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. Psalm 32:10
Provision – Those who trust in The Lord will feed on His faithfulness and when you commit your way to Him He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:3,5
Blessedness – Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust. Psalm 40:4
Safety – In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:4, 11
Usefulness – I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works. Psalm 73:28
Guidance – Trust in The Lord and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5, 6
Inheritance – He who puts his trust in God shall possess the land, And shall inherit His holy mountain. Isaiah 57:13

Lord God,
As we study Your Word and follow what it says, we will find trusting in You, certainly far out ways any temporary benefits than this world has to offer! And living life with Jesus front and center definitely makes it all possible and brings us so many blessings… joy, deliverance, triumph, Your goodness, Your mercy, Your provisions, Your blessedness, the safety of Your loving arms, your works, “that we are so blessed to be a part of!” Your guidance, and our heavenly inheritance! Without You we are certainly lost! We’re just lonely tumbleweeds rolling down a deserted highway heading nowhere but down! Thank you Father for providing those who believe in Your Son Jesus a way to you! Thank you for your mercy and never ending love! It is in your name we pray amen!

Craig L Bradshaw Jr – March 6, 2017

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