Total Reliance

Total Reliance

We can look back today and see where God has brought us out of situations we were so concerned with in the past. God delivered us! He delivered us then; He delivers us today, and He will deliver us tomorrow. We learn to know God’s faithfulness. We find we can always trust Him.

To trust is to have confidence in; to have an assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something. We attain this as we grow in the knowledge of that someone or something. To trust God for what He can do, we must meditate on who He is. Knowing His character helps us know His ability. It’s to the same degree we know the Lord, that we trust Him. The trust we have in ourselves decreases as our trust in God increases.

We trust He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He has delivered us from spiritual death. The one who raises the dead surely can deliver us out of any trying circumstances. Our God is loving, good, gentle, faithful, dependable, reliable, unchangeable, amazing, awesome, glorious and more than enough. This amazing God takes us from glory to glory!

2 Corinthians 1:9-10 “Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us.”

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Are we there Yet?

Are we there Yet?

Like children in the back seat of a car on their way to a fun place, we ask, God, are we there yet? Our faith stirs excitement. We trust the best is yet to come and believe in our glorious destination. However, impatience tries to steal our joy. When we understand that trials along the way test our faith, it helps us deal with the bumps on the road.

The back seat can be uncomfortable and over time makes us restless. When traffic hinders progress, we fight doubt and weariness. When traffic moves very slowly and other cars pass us, we become impatient. When the car breaks down, we combat discouragement and depression.

Patience is the ability to endure trials without being annoyed or anxious. This endurance, James tells us, is working to bring us to maturity. He tells us to let it work, and that is what we do when we close our eyes in the back seat, pray, worship and trust God, from glory to glory!

James 1:2-4 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

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