Trusting God – Pt. 2

Trusting God – Pt. 2 – There is a vast difference between believing something is true and believing The truth. That difference is commitment to Scripture.  Are you committed?. It is one thing to believe Scripture is true, but have you committed yourself in that truth?

1 Peter 2:24 Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. (NKJ)

Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely, He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (NKJ)

Romans 4:19-21 And being not weak in faith, Abraham considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what God had promised, He was able also to perform. (KJV)

Your level of commitment to Scripture is a testimony to your level of trust in God. It’s easy to say, “I believe God can do anything!” “I can do all things through Christ…” But what do your actions say when you get a bad report?

John 12:37-38 But although Jesus had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, 38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” (NKJ)

The only way God’s power can be revealed to you is by believing. Trust is not a one and done type of thing. It requires a daily application. Constantly trusting Him.

Romans 10:16-17 But not all of them welcomed the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ. (Berean)

Notice Scriptures doesn’t say, “from having heard.” Faith comes from receiving the Word again and again and again.

The reason many don’t consistently trust God is because they allow their circumstances to dictate their belief. You may say, “It’s been my experience that it doesn’t always work.” If you allow life’s events to prescribe what you believe, then those situations will never change.

Romans 2:5-8 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: 7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey (reject) the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, (NKJ)

How hard is it to trust God? Is faith easy or difficult? How complicated is it to put what you believe into action? Who makes it tough?  Does God?

Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (NKJ)

Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (NKJ)

2 Corinthians 2:14a Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, (NKJ)

Does the Devil make it difficult to trust God?

Ephesians 3:10-12 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. (NKJ)

Trusting God is as difficult as we make it.

Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, Fear not: only believe, and she shall be made whole. (NKJ)

Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. (NLT)   Faith considers the matter done.

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive. (NKJ)

1 John 3:22-23 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 23 And this is His commandment, that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment. (NKJ) Heb 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to please God.

John 5:13-15 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us: 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we desired of Him. (NKJ)

James 1:6-8 “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. 8 A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” To consider your body over the Word is unbelief.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight: (NKJ)

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