What comes in your mind when you hear the word trust ? does the word trust hurts you? Us humans are easy to to trust in everything. Sometimes trust also makes us feel down when we give our whole trust on the things or person that breaks its oath. Only God can give and remember His full trust to us and also he is not breaking His promises to us. It is written in Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is flawless, he is a shield to those who take refuge in him". When we say flawless it has no any wrong term or bad effect on His words so it is perfect or ideal.
Use these verses as guides as you have your own quiet time with the Lord & note what the Bible has to say about the issue.
MONDAY: Read 2 Corinthians 5:6-7
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
Us Christians we are not setting our mind in worldly things we should always rely on God and to His words. Now a days there are many temptation, trials or worldly things that makes us stay away or gives space on God's love. But remember in verse 7 says that we are living by faith, not by sight.
TUESDAY: Read Matthew 21:21-22
21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
I heard a story once that oneday there was child and his house is at the mountain and he is always travelling down in the city and there was another mountain that he should travel first before the city. So he is experiencing different difficulties in traveling to city, so he prayed to God, his prayer is something that he wants to move the mountain to the other side. One day he was shocked because instead of moving the mountain, it being constructed into a subdvision so the child is happy now because God hear and granted his prayer bacause of his desiring heart. Thru prayers and having faith to God is the only thing that can only help us.
WEDNESDAY: Read 1 Corinthians 2:5
5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. Sometimes us Christians we are experiencing different trials, problems and sometimes does trials are making us apart from the love of God.
we should not dwell on the wisdom of humans because Isaiah 55:8 says that "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" declares the Lord. Only God can help and refresh our minds and soul from different difficulties that we can encounter.
THURSDAY: Read Hebrews 11:6
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
All we need is to have faith on God and trust his words. Becuase everything that we have, we want or things that we pray is possible to God thru prayers and being faithfull to him.
FRIDAY: Read Matthew 15:10
10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.
As christians we should follow the word and will of God, it says "Listen and Understand" once we follow Christ we should Listen to him and understand on what God wants to say to us. Just like in meditating on His words listening or reading the bible then we should understand and grasp on it. Have faith on God and believe on His words in hebrews 11:6 says that 6" And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him".
It is just a reminder to us that we should have Faith and Follow the will of God. Now, ask yourself after this week long devotion guide. "What can you do to improve your faith to God?" An evangelist, inspirational leader, author and committed Christian, despite of being arrested and imprisoned in Germany during World War II for hiding and aiding Jews Corrie ten Boom encouraged them and she said that "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." Corrie ten Boom should be an example to us Christians despite of many trials and problems still we should remain faithful and rest on God's peace.
Enjoy your devotion!