Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:4 NLT
How easy it is to trust in the Lord rather than trusting in people of things! This is a learned behavior demonstrated through the 66 Books in the Bible. We see the benefits of a trust relationship with Him and the consequences of trusting in the wrong things.
When I trusted people instead of God, I made terrible mistakes and live with those consequences today. In my confusion I trusted the opinions of friends and loved ones who misguided my steps. In my fear I relied on the worldview to guide me and my heart ended up crushed. I walked into a place of darkness and confusion and deep regret. The raging river was sinking me below the depths of my faith and I saw darkness in my pain. While it was standard practice and cheered on by society, it was a place a Christian never belonged.
When you are in seasons of fear and darkness are friends inviting you to enter the depths of the raging river or are they encouraging you with prayers that lift up? What happens when your fear is blinding and your pain in unbearable? You feel stronger as you seek positions of TRUST.
Trust is built through a series of steps, similar to crossing over a raging river while holding your Daddy’s hand. Imagine this… each stepping stone is a keypoint in your life. As you step over a crisis, He holds you up. As you step over a mistake, He forgives you. As you lose your footing and knees are weak, He carries you.
Your job is this: don’t let go.
There are counterfeits to TRUST as I discovered on my own journey across the raging waters. These counterfeits carry the authority of advisors and are appealing to the heart, just as the apple appealed to Eve. She let go of her trust in God and followed her advisor- the serpent.
When you let go of His trust, you sink into the raging waters. Eve (and Adam) activated the curse of sin.
When you let go of His trust, you reach for the hands that will fail you: Addictions, false beliefs, approval addiction, worldviews. Eve (and Adam) reached for her shame.
One step at a time, one experience at a time, we we continue to TRUST. God rebuilt trust with Eve (and Adam).
Take your eyes off the raging river and put them on the hand and heart of God. There is no temptation that is bigger than His love.
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16 NLT
The word for this Five Minute Friday is: TRUST. I’m writing for this week’s #FiveMinuteFriday. These are my five minutes of inspired thoughts. You can visit the FiveMinuteFriday community for more inspired thoughts and link-ups.