DO YOU TRUST GOD ENOUGH
by denise watson-smith
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I just got off the phone with a very dear friend of mine and we were talking about trust. And then God gave me a question to ask her (and me), “Do you trust God enough?” That seems like a loaded question, but it isn’t. It is a question that many of us need to really ask ourselves, do “I” trust God enough? Trust God how, trust God when, trust who? All these questions, but in all sincerity, who really does trust God enough? Who can say that we really trust God to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory? Who can say that you completely trust God when He tells you to leave that job and go, especially when you do not know where you are going? Who can say that they trust God enough to tithe what God says in His word, yet every bill you have to pay is due, an if you tithe, one of your bills will not be paid? Who can say that they trust God enough?
Why is trust such an issue, why is it so hard to just completely submit it all to God and just trust Him? How many people have gotten into trouble because they did not completely trust God? How many Pastors, preachers and teachers are walking around out here, not walking in their calling, because they did not trust God? How many of you are not walking in your purpose because you are not trusting God? I think it is safe to say that we all are missing our mark because of a lack of trust. What is Abraham did not have the faith to trust in God? What if Noah did not have the faith to trust in God? What if Moses did not have enough faith to trust in God? What if Joseph, the husband of Mary, did not have enough faith to trust in God? Imagine trusting in God so much that you can walk in the healing power of the Holy Spirit so much so that when you walk in the doors of a hospital, all who are there get healed. Imagine trusting in God so much, that you can part the Pacific Ocean under the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. Do you trust God enough to believe that no one will ever go hungry again? Do you trust God to believe that you can speak to the wind and it will stop blowing? I know the difficulty in trusting God completely. Trusting in God is loving God, trusting in God is obeying God. There are so many Christians today who have an issue with trust. There are many men and women who have that same trust issue because of failed or bad relationships. There are times we fail to trust God because we look at Him as if He is a mere man, but God is not a man that can lie. God does make promises to us, and then break them. He promised to send us the Messiah, and that is what He did. Having faith and trusting God is a matter of obedience. Even when we can not see our way through, God commands us to trust in Him. Even when we think that we are walking alone, God still tells us to trust. God never said that storms would not come in our lives, but He did promise to guide us through them. It is not just about opening your mouth and saying God can, it is about trusting and believing in your heart that He already has. I young girl once told me that she trusted my son with her life, and that she believes he would not leave her if there was a need to be rescued. I thought it was funny, because my son has a motto, “Someone has to live to tell the story,” but the point is, that young lady would rather trust my son, a young man, than trust God, who gave her life. We would rather trust the bank with $50.00, than trust God with $5.00. Man’s love will run out, but the love of God will last forever, but we would rather trust man with our hearts instead of trusting God. We don’t even trust God with time.
We think that Gods’ timing is not fast enough, we stress because we think we need this thing right now, but God is saying, “Trust me!” Instead of completely trusting, we analyze, saying, what if this, or what about that, is there enough money, will they like me, am I really, or WHY? All we need to realize is this, if God said it, then it is so. If God says trust Him, then trust Him. If God says go, then go. If God says pray, then pray, don’t ask Him why, just pray. We serve a God who loves us, and who wants to bless us. We serve a God who desires that all be saved. We serve a God who wants for His children to trust Him without reservations, just to say because you are God, I trust you. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Joseph did not trust God, and had Mary put away or stoned? Have you ever wondered what if Jesus did not trust His Father in Heaven and said that He was not going to die for us, because He did not think He would be raised from the dead? What if Jesus decided not to die for us because He knew that we would never fully trust Him? Why do we trust our best friends more than we trust God? Why do we trust our families more than we trust God? God is the only one who will never let us down, yet we find ourselves putting more faith in man than God. We don’t realize that when we start putting our faith in things that we should not as opposed to faith and trust in God, then there is something that will have to take place. Separation or division may come. When we start looking at man being more important than God, a change will have to come, voluntarily or involuntarily, the decision is yours, but will you recognize it before God decides for you. Will you trust God enough to release that man or woman that you are in a relationship with that is not your spouse, in order for you both to grow? Will you trust God with the last dollar that you have, when your lights are going to be cut off? Isaiah reminds us in the word that God is our salvation. In Isaiah chapter 12, verse 2 it reads, “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.”
There was a time when I did not completely trust God with my life. Zephaniah 3:2 could have been talking about me. It reads, “She obeys no one, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord, she does not draw near to her God.” That was me, and because that was me, a change had to come in my life. I needed correction, I needed discipline, I needed to sit down and listen to God, and as I stated earlier, the choice is yours, do can do this voluntarily or involuntarily. God wants us to draw near to Him. He wants for us to put our complete trust in Him, to rely totally on Him. Jesus has never failed you or me. He has never lied to us; He has never turned His back on us. All He has ever done was love us and die for us. For someone to love us so much that they are willing to die for us, we should honor Him by totally trusting in Him. On currency, there is a saying that reads, “In God We Trust.” Do we? Do we trust Him enough? If we don’t, try waking up tomorrow without Him! Be Blessed.
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