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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Trust in the Lord"

Date published: 11/20/2010

Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  (NIV)

Trusting God for all your needs sounds so easy until you have to choose between your need and trusting God.  When you have a physical need, your circumstances will often challenge your faith to trust God.  Do you take things into your own hands and possibly circumvent God’s work, or do you continue trusting God?  The decision to trust God or respond in your own strength can cause a crisis of faith that asks the question, “Have you clearly heard His will?”  Your ability to trust God with your life and needs is a walk of faith and a walk in relationship.  Spending time with God in His Word and prayer will allow Him to better reveal His direction in your life.  Oftentimes your understanding of God’s direction is like seeing a sketch of a picture. You can tell what the picture is, but its depth of detail is not clear or graphic.  Understanding God’s will is similar.  As you spend more time in relationship with the Lord, a sketchy understanding of His will takes on more clarity, direction, and meaning.  Your walk with Christ is still one of faith, but your relationship with your “risen and living” Lord will not only encourage your faith, but will also give you the confidence to move forward in faith.

Psalm 37:3-5 “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this.” (NIV)