“Asa prayed to the Lord his God: ‘O Lord, there is no one but you who can help the weak when they are vastly outnumbered. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you and have marched on your behalf against this huge army. O Lord our God, don’t let men prevail against you!'”
2 Chronicles 14.11
King Asa of Judah trusted in God, who gave him peace during his reign. Asa believed in God’s help, asked for it, and he received it.
What does your prayer sound like to God?
#prayer #trust #VOTD
“I, I am the Lord, and there is no deliverer besides me.”
Israel looked to other gods, to other nations, like Egypt to protect them. They failed to trust fully in God. For that failure, they paid dearly.
To what, besides God, do we resort for deliverance? What does it mean to trust God fully?
#God #trust #VOTD
I posted this earlier today over on my microblog, but nobody reads it (which is fine with me), and I thought this deserving of a good read. May it encourage someone today.
Have faith. Trust in God. Believe that he will provide. Has he not done so in the past? Has he not cared for your every need? Have you not seen his hand move when you were helpless? Are you not his child, in Christ? Did you not obey the gospel and receive his grace? God cares for his own. He has promised to care for those who seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. Rest in him. Be at peace. Know that he is God and he sees your need. Give thanks for his goodness toward you.
“Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.”
Psalm 4.5 ESV
David gives this counsel to the wicked, who have no regard for God. It was what he did. He obeyed the Lord and trusted in him to care for his life and future.
How does this principle apply today? Is it more important to remember in times of persecution?
#obedience #trust #VOTD
“When I am afraid, I trust in you.”
David prayed for deliverance after being captured by Philistines.
What causes us fear? What builds our trust in God?
#VOTD #fear #trust
When a brother or sister in Christ tells you something in confidence, make sure it goes no further.
Gossip is a gallow that kills morale, trust and love.
Some fancy themselves on being the local church’s reporter! They always have the scoop and they’re ready share what they’ve heard through the grapevine or straight from the horses’ mouth. But simple fact of the matter is – God despises the grapevine of gossip that betrays trust and the talker who destroys fellowship amongst his people (Proverbs 6:16-19).
The church doesn’t need any TMZs! So if that’s what we’re in the business of listening to other’s problems for, then wisdom says we better shut down the shop before we sell a multitude of things that cannot be bought back.
“A talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.” (Proverbs 11:13)
Do you sometimes wonder how you can be concerned and yet not worry? This lesson brings Scriptures forward that can help you make the distinction.
Rejoice in God and cast your care on Him.
Maak je geen zorgen. Wees gelukkig!
May the Lord bless you,