Posted by: Jo | July 17, 2021

Learning To Trust God

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”

(Isaiah 30: 15)

Trust is a word we frequently use in this generation. We say we trust a brand of some product/ we say we trust a Politian/we trust a leader/ we trust the advice of a friend, but often that trust is betrayed, and our trust is broken, so often we are wary to trust anybody. Scripture tells stories over and over of the children of Israel taking things into their own hands ignoring consulting God or even remembering what a disaster this can mean. We too often think we can handle life’s problems our own way and just how the Israelites found out we find out how wrong that is.

So how do we learn to trust God. The Lord has beautiful verses about the wonderful outcome of coming to him and first consulting him before we rush into choosing the wrong path. The verse in Isaiah 30: 15 tells us that if we trust in him, he will give us the strength to weather the storm. The other powerful word in this verse is rest. I know myself when I start to worry about a problem in my life, I become agitated, unable to sleep and spend the day fretting about it, forgetting to rest in the power of the Heavenly Father.

In another of God’s promises is the beautiful word, peace.

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26: 3)

The peace that the Lord promises is like no other peace known by mankind and needs to be experienced to be believed. Paul tells us is this in his letter to the Philippians.

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 7)

The other beautiful promise in this verse, is found in those last words, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus, when we allow that peace to envelope us as we put our trust In Christ Jesus, our hearts and minds will only focus on the Lord so we can listen to his directives.

My other problem often arises when I think I know exactly how to deal with the problem and tackle it myself Then I need to remind myself of this incredibly wise verse.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3: 5 – 6)

What beautiful promises!  I am aiming not to try to make sense of some of the happenings in my life, but to relax, admit I do not understand to my Father and to trust him to take over.


Responses

  1. Like you Jo I am trying to relax and let God take over – having trust – but it is not easy for us as the panic of the pandemic takes over. We think we have to do so much and get anxious in not being able to achieve it all. Thank you for reminding us that we need to trust in Him more. May His peace be with you and your family.

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  2. A lovely blog Jo, which reminds me of a dear friend’s words, “
    Let go, let God”. Thank you again.

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  3. It is so nice to hear your words, Jo, all coming from Our Lord. We all benefit.
    Thank you.

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