Trusting in the Lord Part 3 of 3
Beth Moore Conference June 2006
What is your "this thing" - what's in your box?
Our trust with God cannot be based on what we don’t want to have happen. 95% of what we fear never happens but even if the 5% happens we can still trust Him with it. We are washed whiter than snow Ps51.
What impact this would have if we put this on in Christ! For the Kansas City conference, Beth talked on fear and she said it was life-changing. Whatever He’s called you to do, is on the other side of that fear. Fear is best friends with distrust.
Commit yourself to live as trusting in God. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Ps115 – A work that begins in you of trusting God today can have a huge effect on your household. Unhealthy patterns are not the only things which can be a contagious; you can break negative cycles in your household; positive patterns and putting your trust in God can be multiplied throughout those in your household
ps115:12 the blessing - He remembers us and will bless us – He has been thinking about you – You never leave His thoughts.
Ps 139 His thoughts of you are more numerous than the grains of sand! His is very mindful of you. He’s come to bless your house – Trust Him. He wants to make you strong and mighty! He longs to bless you
v14 – spiritual lineage – we have a spiritual lineage – it is to your Father’s glory that you leave behind a harvest. we may have physical children; if not you have an opportunity to raise up people in the faith.
II Tim 1 there is no place we’ve been more deeply hurt than the root of your distrust. This area in which you are most tempted to mistrust God is the very area He has chosen to most trust you. If He’s allowed something painful in your life it is because He’s entrusted you with it. He entrusted us with spiritual gifts and sufferings also have been entrusted to us – it is not that He didn’t know, but He knew that you had it in you to over come it, that is the only reason God allowed painful things to happen in your life. If what you hope doesn’t happen, does happen, He’s trusting you that you have it in you to overcome it. Life is a whole lot more about purpose than it is about pleasure. Our purpose is to bring Him glory. What if He in His sovereignty said in the power of Christ I know you can do it and have the power within you. I’ll bring a harvest from within you when by trusting in Me, you do it. Maybe God thought a lot of you, when in His permissive will, he allowed ___ to happen. It makes the enemy sorry he ever brought this into your life when we refuse to stay knocked down by such a thing and get back up and stay up! Don’t let the enemy use something that happened (or didn’t happen the way we would have liked) to keep you down! Get up! Trust in God in that area!
If we don’t get back up, then there is no greater purpose gained – all that pain for nothing. Get up and go back to live among the living!
Psalms 27:13 says I will 'see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living' :)
But often we just want to keep laying down after we are knocked down and ask others to lay down with us and share our misery. Inhale Christ, get up, and return to the land of the living; that is when it turns back upon the enemy and he will be sorry he ever brought this into your life.
II Tim 1:12 – that’s why I’m suffering as I am. yet I’m not ashamed because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day. He takes notice of what concerns you. ‘Guard’ = to keep watch of things/people kept in safety; to be on one’s guard. We can trust Him because His mind is on us and everything that concerns us 24x7. He’s never going to forget what concerns and scares you. tell Him you are sick of worrying about ‘this thing’. Let Him guard this trust and He’ll never forget it- He’s God. He’ll bind it on his forehead and on His heart Duet 6:6-8.
To live this out – trust daily ps143:8 – Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You.
You get up each day and ask Him – whatever temptation I have today to fret about ‘this thing’, You love me with faithfulness. show me your way and help me to walk in it and Trust you with ‘this thing’. No matter what happens today, I know you will be here for me. Your love is faithful and unfailing.
ps 37:3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture– our part it is to do the right thing when tempted – you trust God and make the right decision in your trust walk with God; He will be faithful to you.
Is 25:9 – we trusted in Him and He saved us.
remember – at the end of our lives, we’ll never say, I shouldn’t have worshipped as much or I shouldn’t have talked with God about as many personal things or I shouldn’t have prayed as much, dig in to your life in Christ! – trust Him to be bigger, broader and deeper than you have yet known Him to be.