March 24, 2012

Trust—Do Not Be Afraid

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TRUST -- think "Footprints in the Sand"

Yes, indeed—God is my salvation.
I trust, I won't be afraid.
God—yes God!—is my strength and song,
best of all, my salvation!

~Isaiah 12:2 (The Message)

What do we “trust”?  Webster defines trust as to rely upon or place confidence in’.  It’s often easy to trust in our own abilities.  We may also have close friends or family members that we can truly "rely on".  Others may have been hurt so much in their past that it’s impossible to trust anyone.

As we each walk this life as Christ-followers, we must first completely ‘rely on’ His strength, His care for us, and His best plan for how we can help Him in His work.

Have you ever searched for the Scripture for the word, “Trust”?  I did.  I searched through The Message, which happens to be our favorite version at the present time.  Here are some awesome promises to remember as we daily choose to server our Savior, Jesus Christ:

It pays to take life seriously; things work out when you trust in God.        
~Proverbs 16:20

Do your best, prepare for the worst—then trust God to bring victory.  
~Proverbs 21:31

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
He's the one who will keep you on track.
Don't assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!           
~Proverbs 3:5-7

I've told you all this so that trusting Me,
you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace.
In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties.
But take heart!  I've conquered the world.                    
~John 16:33

So if you find life difficult because you're doing what God said,
take it in stride.  Trust Him.
He knows what He's doing, and He'll keep on doing it.
~I Peter 4:19

Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.
~Romans 13:13

So, take heart… trust God… He knows what He’s doing.  He has asked each of us to trust Him and He will tell us what to do.  He is leading us on a wild path of His choosing and He will be victorious as we trust Him!

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