Trusting the Lord with our lives happens when we believe His promises. But, we must first know His promises!
14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways [not believing in God’s one and only Son], and the good rewarded for theirs [believing in the promises of God].
Who we trust reveals in whom we believe. If we only trust our own decisions, then we don’t really believe in Jesus Christ. He either knows the best for us or He doesn’t. Trusting Him requires walking with Him and listening to what He tells us. It’s usually much more than just commands; He tells us He loves us and gives us hints of what He has in store for us.
Let’s look at some of the promises that He gives us:
16 For God so loved the world [us] that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes [and trusts] in him shall not perish [self-destruct] but have eternal life. John 3:16
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
27 Christ in us, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2-3
These are but a few of the many promises that Jesus gave us on which to build our lives. With His Spirit in us, we have the desire to please Him, to get to know Him, and to commune with Him continuously. It’s what God wanted all along! Along with that desire is the power to resist the urges and the draw of our old nature. Praise the Lord that we are new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)!
Today, let’s determine to trust the Lord like we never have before. Let’s take Him at His word that He knows what is best for us. He also wants to include us in His plan to reach the world–often, one person at a time. Let’s join Him in His work!
Abba, I want to join You in Your work. I want to feel Your Holy Spirit and know Your love, joy and peace that emanates from You. I want them to spill out onto others! Use me for Your glory, Lord Jesus. I am Yours. Amen.