Do you trust Him?

Posted by Linda L. Johnson on Monday, December 11, 2017
By Sister Felicia
Sister Felicia serves as a blog contributor on behalf of The Ministry of Linda L. Johnson

Blog #3

Do you trust Him?

I decided to make God Lord of my life in August of 2016.  Ever since then, my life has been directed by Him.  I have found surrendering control to Him to be challenging at times.  Even the times I know God has told me to do something, sometimes I wonder why or if I Him heard right?  Have you ever been there?  The bible says in Isaiah 55:8, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.”  The truth is I often don’t understand why God is moving in a certain direction, why He is opening certain doors or closing others.  It’s clear and the bible tells me that my small brain cannot possibly be on the level of God’s and understand such things.  Yet and still I find myself feeling like a 5 year old child, wondering why. 

I’ve always been an “inquisitive little girl”, my Dad says.  I’m very curious and ask LOTS of questions until I receive clarity.  However, as many of you know when we say yes to God’s lordship, He doesn’t always answer these questions.  To be honest, He doesn’t want to be questioned, He doesn’t need to be.  He knows what’s best, so when he gives a direction, our response should simply be, “Yes” and that should be the end of it. The Spirit tells us to move in a certain direction and the job of the Believer is to move, with no questions asked.  Not only to move, but to move AND trust in God, having faith that His direction will lead to where He wants us to go.  “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord.  “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  This is the familiar passage from Jeremiah 29:11.  I know God has a plan for me because He is a Good Father.  He loves me, so if He tells me to move, I must move, whether I understand it or not.  When my patience runs a little thin or I grow weary, I have to pull on the word in Proverbs 3:5-6 where it tells me to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight”.

There you have it.  My job is to trust Him, give it all to Him and allow Him to be God.  If we’re honest, sometimes we try to reason that maybe God didn’t say this or that or maybe we got it wrong.  However, deep down inside that still small voice of the Lord, is reminding us to trust Him.  God and I now have such an intimate relationship that I trust Him with EVERYTHING!  I trust him with my career, my future ministry, my future husband, my family, my finances, etc.  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”, Romans 8:28.  This reminds me he is working in every area of my life and yours too!

What are you waiting on from God?  Some of us have been praying for spouses, children, healing, financial increase, career progression, educational advancement, ministries, etc.  Whatever it is that you’re waiting on, remember to trust God and have the faith that if it is His will for you, He will come through in due season.  God is good and faithful.  As you’re waiting patiently on Him, use your time to think back on all the marvelous things He’s done for you in the past and begin to praise Him in advance for what He is planning for you next!  I remember last year, I wanted to new job and a raise.  I had the faith for a 5% financial increase.  God ended up delaying my new role for a little while, but in the end I was blessed with an increase of 20%!  He stretched my faith and blessed me with more than I expected because He is a God that can do exceedingly and abundantly, above all we can ask of think! (Ephesians 3:20).  Our God is able! 

So get excited people of God!  Expect God to not only meet your need, but to go far above that!  Keep the faith and trust God to get your through.  Our God is faithful!
Not by might, nor by power, but my spirit”, says the Lord of hosts. -Zechariah 4:6


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