Do we trust God, I mean do we really trust God? I know most of us say we do, but do we truly put our lives in his hands and trust him completely? God warned Noah of the great flood and commanded him to build an ark and instructed him exactly how to build it. Chapter 6 of Genesis verse 22 tells us that Noah trusted God and did exactly as he was told. In chapter 5 of Exodus when Moses and Aaron went to confront the Pharaoh and demand that he let the children of Israel go, they must have had complete trust that God was with them. Even to come before the Pharaoh could be punishable by death. For someone to come before him and demand that he let an entire population leave his country was unthinkable. We read in the 22nd
chapter of Genesis that God told Abraham to take his son Isaac, his only son whom he loved, to the land of Moriah, go up on a mountain, and offer him as a burnt sacrifice. How many of us would have that much trust in the Lord to do what he says no matter what the consequences? Abraham had complete trust in what God told him to do. The older one gets the more we see that we cannot put our trust in any system, government, money, or material things of this world, not even our friends and family. When it comes to the final showdown, no one can help us but the Lord. If we are truly Christians as we say we are, then our complete trust must be in the Lord. In the past those who believed in him have been persecuted, stoned, beheaded, sawed in half, burned on stakes, crucified, and endured all manner of torture, because they refused to abandon their faith in Christ. We have no comprehension of our faith being tested by such extreme measures in this country, although it may come to that, the way things seem to be going. If those believers wavered not with their trials, then how much more should our faith be with the light affliction we may face today? Yet most of us seem to put very little trust in the power of God and try to fix everything on our own. Much of the distress and worry that plagues our lives on this earth are because we don’t trust the Lord to handle things that we can do absolutely nothing about. Our apparent lack of trust in the Lord is usually linked to our lack of prayer to the Lord. We should be diligent and constant in our prayer for guidance to help us fix the things we are capable of fixing, and leave the rest to the Lord. (Rom. 12:12) Most Christians I have known seem to face death, that king of terrors, calmly. If we can face death, as we all must, with a calm that surpasses all understanding, then why fret about the small things of this life? Why not rejoice in our daily lives, thankfully serving the Lord and doing his will to the very best of our ability? (I Thess. 15:16-18) Why not put our complete trust in his hands that everything will work out for our best in the end? We certainly will be much happier and I’m sure God will be happier with us.
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord, JEHOVAH is my strength and my song.” (Isaiah 12:2)
We invite all who would, to come together with us to study God’s word and worship him in spirit and in truth. We are the Church of Christ, Kedron congregation on the Coopertown Road, Russellville, KY. We neither add to God’s word or take from it. Bible study at10:00, Worship at 11:00 each Sunday morning. If you have questions please call, 270-657-2455