letting god work in our lives (2) trusting god (2)
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Letting God Work in Our Lives (2) Trusting God (2)
At times we struggle with our faith.We know we ought to trust Him, but we face trials, setbacks, disappointments, failures, anxiety, rejection, etc. Do we trust Him as we ought to?Genuine trust/faith means we completely trust HimGod IS there! I am with you
Do not be afraidGenesis 15:1, Do not be afraid, I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward. Fear of the unknown often affects our ones trust. Yet that is what God calls for us to do!Many who witnessed God firsthand were fearful, Isa. 6:5 (Isaiah), Judges 6:22 (Gideon), 13:22 (Manoah), etc.
Do not be afraidDo not be afraidMatt. 1:20, to JosephMatt. 14:27, Jesus walking on the seaMatt. 17:7, after the transfigurationMatt. 28:5,10, women at the tomb
Do not be afraidDo not be afraidActs 27:23, to Paul on a ship headed for Rome1 Peter 3:14, as we suffer for righteousness sakeRev. 1:17, One like the Son of Man to JohnSome 50 times in the Bible we read, do not be afraid, most attributed to God
Do not be afraidThere is a time to fearRomans 13:4, if you do evil, be afraid of the government.Matthew 10:28, fear Him who is able to destroy both body and soul in hellBut if we are living for Him, we have no need to be afraid!2 Timothy 1:7, For God has not given us a spirit of fear
Do not be afraidGod is worthy of our trust!Trust is usually the product of proven conduct. God HAS proven Himself!Consider what He did to save us Romans 5:8, 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:16Consider His word, His church Eph. 3:10, Rom. 1:16Consider how he can make our lives better relationships, conduct, etc.
Do not be afraidGod is worthy of our trust!Numbers 23:19, God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?Isaiah 25:1, O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Do not be afraidGod is worthy of our trust!Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 1 Corinthians 10:13, but God is faithful
Building Trust in GodWalk with Him1 John 1:7, if we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowshipIsaiah 59:1-2, have your iniquities separated you from your God.God does not leave His place, but do we leave Him? Cf. Luke 15:11-32
Building Trust in GodFear HimWe need to take God seriously! Quit treating Him with profane qualities (i.e. as an ATM machine, a personal body guard, etc.) Romans 11:22, Hebrews 10:31Reverence Him! Approach Him with dignity Hebrews 12:28-29Proverbs 14:26, in the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence
Building Trust in GodLearn contentment1 Timothy 6:6, Godliness with contentment is great gain Philippians 4:11, I have learned in whatever state I am to be contentContentment helps us with worries, our view of our possessions, etc. Matthew 6:19-21, 24
Building Trust in GodBe patientJust as God is longsuffering with us, (2 Pet. 3:9)We need to endure!Many struggle with trusting God because they dont get their way right now, or soon enough
Building Trust in GodBe patientHebrews 10:36-39, You have need of enduranceJames 1:4, But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Building Trust in GodRealize tested faith makes you betterJames 1:2-3, Romans 5:3-5, it can produce perseverance, character and hopeMany have faced tragedy and it made them better2 Corinthians 12:9-10, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christs sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Building Trust in GodFeed on His wordWe need to listen to what He tells usIn all we have discussed today, we have appealed to His word. It is our guide!Psalm 1:1-2, his delight is in the law of the Lord
Building Trust in GodFeed on His wordPsalm 119:104, we get understandingPsalm 119:41-42, For I trust Your wordRomans 10:17, faith comes by hearing the word of God
Building Trust in GodPrayerProper prayer manifests trust in HimColossians 4:2, Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.Philippians 4:6, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.
Building Trust in GodPrayer1 Peter 5:6-7, Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.Luke 18:6-8, And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?...
Building Trust in GodMake up your mind to trust HimAll the talking points we make cannot give you the trust you need, until you decide for yourself that you will trust Him.Colossians 3:2, Set your mind on things aboveLet it go! Resolve to put it in Gods hands.
What we have said in this lesson is nothing newIt is simply applying what we already know we need to do
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Do you trust Him?