For this months blog I just felt like I should reiterate a message I shared a few weeks ago. In many aspects of our lives I find we struggle with fear and doubt, so here are a few key points to help you do away with those fears and those doubts, once and for all!
#1 Make Trusting God a priority
We find in Psalm 91:1-2 all these key points to live by:
He alone is my refuge
My place of safety
He is my God
My God in whom I trust
A couple of big questions we can ask ourselves:
What does “dwell in the secret place” really mean in this day and age?
Do you, “Dwell” in His presence every day or a little bit here and there but mostly on Sundays?
Where you “Dwell” is very important.
Hopefully you trust God fully, and then you can have that perfect peace because your mind is so focused on what God has to say, all the other voices fade away.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “you keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
How beautiful is that? “Perfect Peace”
#2 Don’t just trust God in rough times
Psalm 56:3-4 ESV says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
We tend to go to God in those “rough times” in our life but God is always there. Try trusting Him in the good, the bad and the ugly. He deserves all our praise, all our worship because of who He is, we should be trusting Him always.
In Nahum 1:7 it says “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in Him.”
How awesome would it be to always take refuge in Him, not just when we’re in troul
#3 You Trust God when you know Him
Let me encourage to “Know” God more, know His Nature, Know His Heart, Know His Compassion that He has for you, Know Him as a friend (Genesis 15:6) Abraham was a friend of God. If you don’t “know” God in a deep intimate way, then seek Him out. Jeremiah 29:13 states, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
#4 Trusting God fully requires full surrender
James 4:7 tells us to “submit to God”
When we trust in other things and they fail us. We need to surrender to God those things we tend to lean on; money, medication, alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, any kind of addiction. Psalm 20:7 tells us, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
Lastly, here are 3 signs God is asking you to trust Him more!
You struggle with anxiety (Matt 6)
You feel you need to pray more.
You’re in a time of testing (James 1:2-4)
Let me encourage you to Trust God Always!
Psalm 62:8 tells us to, “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge.”