Day 24: Trust In the Lord
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
Hebrews 11:6 (Amplified Bible)
The opposite of worry is faith. Faith is all about trusting the Lord. It’s about believing Him at His Word. It is impossible to please God without faith. He rewards us with a confident assurance and hope in Christ as we draw closer to Him. As we draw close to God in His Word we will see His faithfulness is unending and mercies are new every morning, we will begin to be encouraged and know without a shadow of doubt because He is faithful we are going to be alright no matter what happens. (Lamentations 3:23)
There will be times when we will have plenty, but then there will be other times when we will have a little. We must learn to live in either situation knowing it is our Lord who will sustain us through times when there is a little. (Philippians 4:10-13) However, whether we are having good times or difficult times we have to trust our Lord sees and He knows our every need, and He knows our every heart’s desire. I love what Psalms 37:3-5 says,
“Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.” (Amplified Bible)
Faith allows us to rely on and be confident in knowing He will bring our deliverance to pass, one way or another. Faith assures us we can rely on His faithfulness, so instead of worrying we find ourselves running to Him for refuge. King David knew about running to the Lord for refuge and safety. He had faith the Lord would strengthen him so he could face whatever battles or situations came his way. These were the words of faith King David spoke:
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. (Psalm 18:2 (NLT)
“O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love.” Psalm 59:17 (NLT)
Like King David we have to put all of our faith in the Lord trusting him to give us strength, power, protection, and extra grace to bring us through. If we do not have faith and trust in Him then we are calling Him a liar. We are saying we do not believe His Word is true and we don’t believe He will protect, guide, give us favor, help, bless, heal us, and empower us. Let us not call God a liar by worrying instead of praying. Let us put our faith in Him and trust Him with our entire lives and with the ones we love. Let us lay everything down at His feet and truly put our faith in Him.
Lord, we put our faith in you today. We know we can trust you and you are always helping us along our journey. We will not allow ourselves to be deceived by feelings of loneliness or distress because we know you are our strength and our fortress. You are our rock and our protection. We know your Spirit is always with us. You do not leave us alone. Thank you for everything you are doing in our lives. “In Jesus’ name.” Amen.