13 Jan 2018

Trust in the Lord

by Helen Leaman

Start by reading…Genesis 28:1 - 29:35Matthew 9:18-38Psalm 11:1-7Proverbs 3:11-12

In Psalm 11:1, David emphatically states that his trust is not in himself or any other man, but in the one and only, true, living God. This must also be our testimony. Whatever situations we find ourselves in, we must not run away from them, but trust in our God.

He is the only refuge we need. God alone is our protection and security. Our declaration should be strong: “I will trust the Lord God almighty, who is above every single person, circumstance and everything else that might be. I will put my trust in Him!

Trust in the Lord is vital in our daily walk. We read in Hebrews 11:6 that:

“…without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

When we pray, we must put our confidence in Him. James 1:6 tells us to “ask in faith, with no doubting”. We must put our confidence and trust in Him as we encounter spiritual warfare, taking up the shield of faith (see Ephesians 6:16). We must have courageous faith. All things are possible for those who believe! (See Mark 9:23.)

David sought righteousness as he put his confidence and trust in God, and we can also have a righteous relationship with Him, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. As Psalm 11:7 says:

“For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness…”

We are loved by God with an everlasting love, and He loves righteousness. Romans 3:22 teaches that we are justified by our faith in Christ, while Colossians 1:27 tells us that Christ, the “hope of glory”, is in us!

Pause and reflect: “Heavenly Father, enable us today to actively put our trust and confidence in you. Let us have our foundations in righteousness. Amen.”

Helen Leaman
Helen Leaman

Helen Leaman (MA) is a retired executive head teacher. She is married to Terry and together they have three grown-up children. Helen worships at Victory Church.

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