Trust

       Trust is something that is easily lost and something the Lord has always wanted us to have more than anything. But since the beginning, the Devil himself has been trying to steal that away. Sometimes we base our trust in people in how we trust God. If someone hurts us we think the Father will also hurt us. If we put someone on a pedestal, we are living in idolatry. Not only to yourself but you are also doing a disservice to that person; it is unfair because that pedestal will eventually fall and crumble. Then who will you rely on? Let the fears go and stand in faith. 

In the Garden, Adam and Eve had everything they needed and the Lord told them to Trust him by not eating fruit off the specific tree, however the Devil whispered a lie that if they just ate the apple they would have even more. The Devil has since been using the same prevarications and tricks. Do not let him deceive you. The whole part of believing in our Father is trusting that even though we may not see Him, He is here and He is alive. He is our air, we don't see air but we know it's there and we desperately need it in order to survive.

I've been hearing the same word from God for over five years but I continue to ask Him to show me a sign "just show me one more sign so I know this is from you, Lord". Time after time he has given me confirmation in various way, yet I keep asking for more. Sometimes we'll hear a word and we will keep asking for more confirmation when in reality we're afraid to let go because we lack trust in the unknown. I was at a Young Adults night at church and I was thinking about everything I had been hearing from Father and one of the worship leaders stopped and said "You have to let your past die so God can make your hopes or desires alive". Sometimes you have to quit trying to control a situation and let Father take control. Anything you have to manipulate to get, you will have to manipulate to keep. 

Matthew 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

God will speak to us and we may feel a little turmoil within ourselves because it may be something we have to give up and our initial reaction is to retreat into our "safe zone". He should be your safe zone. Retreat in His arms, He is already reaching towards you. 

 

"Any time we open ourselves up to fear, we fall prey to his deceptions and intimidations. Yet, if we submit our hearts to God and stand in faith, we can resist those first fearful thoughts. As we yield to God we can master our reactions to fear and the enemy will soon flee." -Francis Frangipane

 

 Emily Paris


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