Faith Messages to build your faith

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Do You Trust God?

Jean Oathout: The very thought of trusting someone to do what they think best where we're concerned is difficult for most of us.

We have our own agenda, and are quite sure we know what's best in a given situation . . . right? 

What if we learn they are trustworthy? Does that make a difference? No doubt, it will, and we will then learn to trust them.

(Google image, How to Become a School Counselor)

   In our living, we will have many instances where we need to make serious decisions, and to be able to trust the counseling we get is extremely important, as our future may depend on it.

   I'd like to suggest that our learning to trust the God of the universe, is of utmost of importance, as He does know what's best for each of us. He loves us unconditionally, and watches over us minute by minute all our lives.

   Now, how is trust in Him developed? In what I read in the Bible, and also in various Christian-centered articles, our own hard times seem to cause us to seek His help, and to inquire what His thoughts and plans may be for us. 

   Daily reading of God's Word, the Bible, brings us hope and the assurance that He is very aware of us, and knows about every thought, need and desire we have.

   When we ask for guidance from someone who knows the Father well, and who's in good relationship with Him, we can learn what His Word tells us how to respond, and to have a good attitude. 

   I'm learning that praise during the hard moments can bring relief from anxious thoughts that bombard us. Trusting in God as our Helper (Heb. 13:6), makes all the difference in the world, as He calms us with the realization that He is in control of our situation. He will defend us against Satan's ulterior motives.

   In our daily experiences of trusting in God's leadership, we will learn that He is Faithful, and that we can truly trust Him to show the best route to take, when we ask for His help. Even when we fail to do that, He'll attempt to guide us into His best plan for us.

   But will we trust Him, and then be obedient?

  • Trust is the bridge from yesterday to tomorrow
  • Trust is built with planks of being thankful
  • Feelings of joy begin in the action of thanksgiving
  • Worry is failing to believe and trust in the love-hand of God
  • Healing from deep hurt brings deep joy
  • Count your blessings and find your way out of fear
  • Advertise the faithfulness of God

        Help Me to Prioritize 

"There are so many distractions, Lord,
 That keep me from hearing Your voice…
 E-mail, Facebook, phone calls, housework…
 Just to name a few.
 All very time consuming.

 Help me to prioritize and make time
 To regularly sit quietly at Your feet…
 With no distractions,
 So I will clearly hear Your small still voice."  

(c)Frances Gregory Pasch
Excerpt from her book:
Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through 

devotions and Poetry.
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
(Used by permission)

       Can I Trust You with My Heart?
              by Lisa DeVinney

"Can I trust You with my heart?
 Can the very hands that hold the universe together,
 That spin the earth, and calm the sea;
 That paint a rainbow-sunset over the mountains,
 And guide the soaring eagle to her nest;
 Can those same omnipotent hands tenderly surround my heart,
 Covering the anxious beats with an overwhelming peace? . . "

How Much Do I Trust You, God? 
My friend, Debbie McEwen's post.  

Gwen Smith - "This world is broken and hardship is unavoidable. But, no matter what difficult times we encounter, God is worthy of our praise.
   When we choose to praise instead of pout, we choose to trust God. When we choose to trust God, the wounded world around us lifts their eyebrows in wonder – just like the Roman jailer. (Acts 16:25)
   Yes. Sometimes a sacrifice of praise is required. Offer it."

Let's pray-

    "Dear God, there is no one like You. Help me to consider Your holiness and let it lead me into deeper devotion to You.

Only God is worthy of our adoration and devotion"
Our Daily Bread 10/15/16

Today's Bible verses-

       Ps. 25:20 (KJV) "O keep my soul, and deliver me: 
       let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. 
       Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I 
       wait on thee."

       Ps. 18:2 (KJV) "The LORD is my rock, and my 
       fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, 
       in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn 
       of my salvation, and my high tower."

       Ps. 25:1 (NIV) "To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; 
       in you I trust, O my God."
       (emphasis added)

Other quotes-

Sharon Jaynes "Isn’t it mind boggling that God will sometimes take our greatest weaknesses and turn them into our greatest strengths? But that won’t happen until we let go of the fear of moving forward and take hold of the hand of God with a grip of trust." 

~ Jennifer Benson Schuldt: "In Psalm 86, David spoke about his allegiance to the one true God. He said,  'When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me. Among the gods there is none like you, Lord' (vv. 7-8).
   Our devotion to God is born from His character and His care for us. He is the one who answers our prayers, guides us by His Spirit, and saves us through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. He deserves our lifelong loyalty."
Upcoming posts-

#73 The Spirit Multiplies Your Faith
13th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#74 The Dynamic of Uniting in Prayer
15th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Poured Out for Humanity
17th- Saturday's post by Lee Forbes

#75 God Blesses When you Unite in Prayer
20th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Granny's Guide to Marriage in Verse

31-day Devotional my personal story.

A sample verse from p. 46 -

"Your life depends on what you do
As time your footsteps fill.
You'll find it is given to you
To live just as you will."

                        (Published by Lighthouse Publishing 
                        of the Carolinas. Used by permission).

 A great gift for someone who may need help 
to prepare for marriage, and for those in a 
marriage, wanting some helpful advice.


  1. Good words of wisdom. So glad to have you back on line. I missed your posts. Debbie

    1. Two weeks with no computer caused me to trust that God's in control of it all. A new computer is up and running now. Praise the Lord!