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Trusting God changes everything Jesus shouted to the crowds If you ...

Very few people in history saw as many miracles as the Hebrews who were freed from Egyptian slavery by the hand of God. The ten plagues that the Lord sent on Egypt as well as the parting of the Red Sea should have been faith building and life changing. Repeatedly the Lord demonstrated that He could be trusted. Yet through all of this, the Hebrews did not fully trust God.

Exodus 16”“If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” [1]

In the Bible faith and trust are very closely connected.

  • Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see[2]Hebrews 11:1
  • By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. [3]Hebrews 11:3.

The following are ways I have learned to grow in trusting the Lord. I hope you find them helpful.

  1. Don’t depend on yourself. Over and over again the Lord calls us to depend on Him. When we just depend on ourselves, we come up short. Proverbs 3:Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. [4]
  2. Call out to God. Surrender to God by calling to Him in prayer. Psalm 55:17 Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice. [5] When we cry out to God, we admit that God knows best and His ways are higher than our ways.
  3. Run from the evil ways of the world. The world works overtime to trap and enslave you to things that it tells you that are important. Life is best when we remember the true source of our blessings. Proverbs 3:Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. [6]
  4. Put God first in your life.Proverbs 3:Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine. [7]
  5. Match your thoughts with God’s words. Sometimes we can get off the trail, so we need to check in with what the Scriptures say. Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. [8]
  6. Listen to the Holy Spirit. John 14:26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. [9]
  7. Rest in God’s loving arms.Psalm 32:I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. [10]

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[1-10] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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