In Psalm 91:14-16, we see and read declaratory words like rescue, protect, answer, honor, reward, long life, and salvation.
Now in order for us to become recipients of these promises, the Lord prefaces that we must both love and trust Him.
For the most part, I really don’t believe that we have a hard time loving and trusting God when things are going well in our lives, but what happens when life takes an unexpected twist? What do we do when we believe God failed to meet our expectations?
The brutal and sometimes abrasive reality is that life is not always predictable and circumstances don’t always go our way! Life has taught me there will always be ups and downs and highs and lows. However, I’ve also learned to appreciate that the God on top of the mountain is the same God in the valley.
I believe it’s safe to opine that most of us know how to love God because loving Him is easy. The challenge most of us face is in trusting God while hanging in the balance.
Make note, to trust is to believe in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of something. So, when it comes to trusting God, that means believing in His reliability, His Word, His ability, and His strength.
Watch this, I didn’t say nor did I make reference to your reliability, word, ability, and strength. I said God’s…..
The challenge we often find in trusting God is typically found embedded in the depths of our emotions. Truth is, trusting God is more than a feeling; it’s a choice to have faith in what He says even when your feelings or circumstances would have you believe something different. Your feelings and circumstances matter and are very much worth paying attention to and God cares about them both. But those things alone are not reliable enough to base your life on. They can change at any moment, even in an instant. God, on the other hand, does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8) and therefore He is worthy of your trust.
If you haven’t already take time to read the verses in the pic attached to this message and really allow God’s word to infiltrate and permeate your heart and mind today.
Also, never forget these biblical truths: God cannot lie and God cannot fail! He always keeps His promises. That He loves you and has good in store for you.
My brothers and sisters, trusting in God means believing what He says about Himself, about the world and about you is true.
Lastly, don’t ever forget that if you choose to both love and trust God when you call out to Him Psalm 91:15-16 says, “God will answer; He will be with you in trouble. He will rescue and honor you. He will reward you with a long life and give you His salvation.”