The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Trusting the Lord helps me overcome is a truth that we see throughout the Bible. There are many trials in life, and as we trust the Lord, He enables us to move forward even when it seems impossible. You may be in a situation you cannot overcome with your own strength, and the Lord calls you to look to Him.

A friend had an alcohol addiction and tried to stop many times unsuccessfully. During this time of struggling with this addiction, the Lord drew him into a closer relationship with him. He then turned this addiction over to the Lord and prayed for his divine intervention to help him. As he repented and turned to the Lord, He freed him from many years of addiction.

Isaiah Puts His Trust in the Lord

God called Isaiah to prophesy judgment to the southern Kingdom of Judah because of their sins. Idol worship, drunkenness, pride, injustice, and other sinful behavior plagued the nation. Without God’s help, the people would remain in their sin. The Lord often uses hopeless situations to show us the folly of our direction in life and our need for Him.

Isaiah knew that changing the nation would take God’s intervention. Isaiah 12:See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.[1] Isaiah looked to God and knew that the Lord’s nature is to save. Isaiah also knew that someday the Lord would send a Savior into the world. As Isaiah looked to the Lord, his strength was not in himself but in the Lord. Like Isaiah, when we praise the Lord, we begin to look up and realize God can work through whatever circumstance.

Jesus, Our Example of Walking by Faith

As Jesus suffered on the cross, it appeared that satan and the godless people had defeated the Messiah. But not all was lost. Acts 2:23 But God knew what would happen, and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him. 24 But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip. [2]

Instead of being defeated, the cross was a great victory as Jesus died for our sins and rose again. Because of what Jesus did, we can be forgiven, restored, and become a child of God. Praise the Lord!

Our life is much like a fine tapestry. As we walk by faith, we can often only see beneath the tapestry, which looks like a mess. As the Lord leads by faith, He creates a beautiful tapestry that His eyes can see.

To learn how trusting the Lord helps me overcome, listen here:

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Is 12:2). Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Ac 2:23–24). Tyndale House Publishers.

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