Trust Is A Precious Jewel

Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Jeremiah 17:7 says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.” Proverbs 3:5  warns us to not lean on our own understanding.

Jeremiah 17:5-6 says, “…Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places…” Lack of trust leads us into spiritual barrenness. 

We miss seeing the good the Lord is doing in our lives, when our focus is on how to get out of a trial. We are creatively designed to endure. Psalm 139:14 says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. When God formed Adam from the dust of the ground, He formed his whole being with total capacity and function to live a long productive life.

I love David’s words. Psalm 63:8 in the Amplified says, “My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Is your whole being receptive to all that God is doing and using in your life?

Romans 5:3 Amplified is a great template for our attitude. It says, “Moreover (let us also be full of joy now!) let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.”

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