Where is Your Trust?
“Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.” Psalms 22:4
What is trust?
Trust is an abstract mental attitude toward a proposition that someone or something is dependable and reliable. It is your decision or choice to rely on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Basically, trust is your ability to place confidence in someone or something.
Where is your trust? Do you trust in chariots and horses? Is your confidence in yourself, your abilities or connections? May be, you are trusting in your riches and wealth like many people out there. But don’t forget, the Bible enjoins us not to trust in uncertain riches but to trust in the living God. “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;”
1 Timothy 6:17
Do you know that it pays to trust in God? In the passage under review, the fathers of faith trusted in God, and they were delivered or rescued. They cried out to the Lord in faith and they were saved. They trusted in God’s grace and they were never disgraced. If you too can dare put your trust in God, you will not be disappointed, confounded or put to shame! Don’t ever put your trust or confidence in man; you will come under a serious curse, if you do. The Bible says, “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”
Jeremiah 17:5
Do we trust in the Lord in vain? Not at all! There are valuable benefits for trusting Him. Now let’s consider just 5 benefits:
1. Divine Help
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”
Psalms 28:7
2. Angelic intervention
“Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.”
Daniel 3:28
3. Perfect Peace
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
Isaiah 26:3
4. Mercy
“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.”
Psalms 32:10
5. Blessing
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.”
Jeremiah 17:7
I decree and declare that you will enjoy all manner of benefits as you trust God daily in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe