How can anyone not trust a God who loved His creation enough to redeem us from ourselves? To give us the ultimate gift of Christ, knowing that He would be rejected, but knowing His blood would save us? Only our God! Trust Him where you can’t trace Him. Let your faith speak for you. You are blessed. Be a blessing! If we have faith, we know that God can work miracles on our lives that He can protect us physically and heal us. He will provide for our needs and often He will even provide for our wants.
Most importantly, by faith He will develop His holy righteous character in us in order that we can become members of His family. I am finding that you can’t have complete trust in God without having faith in Him too. You must work with what you got, pray for God to renew your faith and remember that we serve a BIG GOD that can do anything! It’s easy to give yourself over to God, but it’s a completely different story when you’re talking about your husband/wife or children. My faith as BIG as it is, is what allows me to trust God completely so that I can place the lives of my loved ones in His hands.
Even when our family is enduring circumstances that are far from desirable, I know God will take care of us, He always has. I guess faith and trust are lessons we will continue to learn the rest of our lives. The lessons may not always be fun, but I guarantee you they will be exactly what God ordered. God gives us an opportunity to build our faith by trusting Him. We need to learn to praise the Lord as much for a closed door as we do an open door.
The reason God closes doors is because He has not prepared anything over there for us. If He didn’t close the wrong door, we would never find the right door. Once a door close it forces you to change your course. Another door closes, it forces you to change your course again. Finally, you find the open door and you walk right into your blessing. We can sometimes trap ourselves in doubt and discouragement through judging appearances. Be grateful for the many times our Father has closed doors to us just to open them in the most unexpected places. The Lord won’t always say in spoken words; “Go to the left, now to the right”. Sometimes He will just close the doors that are wrong for you.
We must realize a closed door can be a blessing. Didn’t He say that no good thing would He withhold from them that fear Him?( Psalm 84:11) For example, if you get terminated from your job, praise God and trust Him for the new opportunities that will manifest themselves. It might be another job, it might be school. If that man/woman won’t return your call, it might not be them, it might be the Lord setting up a road block (just let it go). The Lord directs our paths through the opening and closing of doors, but instead of praising Him for the closed door (which keeps us out of trouble): we tend to get upset because “we judge by the appearances”. You have an ever-present help in time of trouble that is always standing guard.
Because He walks ahead of you, He can spot trouble down the road and set up a roadblock or detour accordingly. But through our lack of wisdom, faith, and trust in God, we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the detour sign. Then the minute we get in trouble, we start crying, “Lord, how could you have done this to me”? Here’s how it works….When a problem comes to you, no matter how serious or small, God already knows about it. He wants you to trust Him for this problem and the best way to do this is through prayer and reading His Word. You may pray to God and tell Him you trust Him for the problem, but when your prayer is done, you may still feel worried or scared about it. You may not be able to help how you feel but you can help your actions.
So, if after you pray, you still feel worried, pray again and tell God how you feel. You may as well be honest because God already knows how you feel. When you pray about a problem, try telling God you trust Him for it. Remember Faith is one thing but Trust is quite another!!! #THeFaithWalk