Friday, 22 April 2022
All the while my breath is in me and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. -Job 27:3-4
Trusting God for everything is one of the greatest challenges in life when things turn out the way we humanly don’t expect them. In the corridor of life’s journey, we come across a mix of both joys and challenges, happy moments and disappointments and successes and failures. Disappointments and challenges come our way because God wants to give us an opportunity to be empowered by using the storms and challenges of life in order to be deeply rooted and grounded in Him and trust him wholeheartedly. In all of these, TRUST is very important.
Belief in God is good but isn’t enough—trust goes beyond belief. Like the demons, so many people believe God but not all trust Him. The story of Job, gives us a picture of total dependency and unwavering trust in the Lord in everything and for everything. In spite of all he is faced with in life, and the circumstances that surrounds his person; he is very much confident not to lose sight of the Lord and all that He has been to him. He is confident of the Lord’s mighty hand and had this to say: “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him….” (Job 13:15).
In most situations when faced with difficult challenges, there is a high possibility of the ugly expressions and reactions that are very common with the issues we are faced with-either from us or from others. We may sometimes think we are the cause of the situation, or point fingers and words on others, forgetting to know that, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that will come our way without God knowing about it. We quickly react not thinking that God knows about our situation. We will only come to the full knowledge of His protection when we wholeheartedly trust in Him for everything.
God is fully aware of every situation faced by everyone one of us. He neither sleeps nor slumbers. No matter the weight of our pains and discouragement or misfortune, we must prove to the Lord that we trust in Him for everything. Remind yourself of some of His promises: in Isaiah 43:2 He says: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.” In Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the plans that I [f]have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart." His promises are incomparable; His voice and authority is beyond human comprehension. Trust God for everything simply means putting Him in charge of everything! When Jesus Christ is in charge, His promise given to us are Yes and Amen!
When life’s situation seem unbearable to us, and hopes dashed to the ground, there is always One Helper who never fails, neither ignores the calls of His obedient children. His name is Jesus Christ— the righteous and holy. The life of Job proves that his trust in God prevailed over every circumstance and God rewarded his trust.
Think on: “Those who trust in the Lord are steady as Mount Zion, unmoved by any circumstance.”(Psalm 125:1 TLB)
Listen: 'HE never sleeps, HE never slumbers'