The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Trusting the Lord is the cornerstone of our relationship with Him as we journey through life, and it is not always easy. To trust is to believe what the Lord has told us to be true. Faith is also trusting in the Lord’s promises. Hebrews chapter eleven is called the faith chapter of the Bible and gives further insight into the gift of faith.

Hebrews 11:1Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. [1] Faith is not figuring everything out before we follow the Lord’s guidance but a simple childlike trust.

Human Reason versus Trusting the Lord

Adam and Eve were created without sin and placed in the Garden of Eden by the Lord. They were perfect, and their hearts were not clouded by sin. When God put Adam into the garden, He only had one thing he could not do. Genesis 2:15 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16 But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” [2]

Adam passed this warning on to Eve, who God made soon after He gave Adam this instruction. With Adam by Eve’s side, the serpent discounts what the Lord has told them and temps Eve to eat from the tree they were commanded not to. Would they trust God or listen to the voice of the deceiving serpent? The serpent said it would be okay to eat the fruit; in doing so, you would be like God, knowing both good and evil. Trusting more in the serpent’s words than God, Eve ate from the tree and gave some to Adam, who also ate. In doing so, they fell into sin because they had failed to trust God.

Trusting the Lord has Great Benefits

Along our life journey, we must navigate many twists and turns. We sometimes come to a crossroads in life and ask the Lord, “Which way should I go?” Only the Lord knows the right way, no matter how much we try to reason through the situation. The Lord may only give us which way to go with not a lot of detail. To follow the good shepherd’s voice, we must trust the Lord knows more than our reason.

It is evident that God knows more than us, but we still think we sometimes know better. Is the Lord calling you today to trust Him more significantly? Are you at a crossroads? If so, stop and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Proverbs 3:Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. [3]

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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