Hey everyone – we had a week off from Elev8ight and were back last Wednesday with the middle part of the Trust series. Here’s where we’ve been:
Psalm 91 reveals several promises hinged on trusting Him, something all humanity struggles to do:
For those who trust Him, God will be shelter, rescue, rest, protection, and on and on.
We’ve already touched on the fact that TIME is a prerequisite to trust. Time leads to RELATIONSHIP, and relationship is a key component of trust. However, it’s easy for us as Christians to decide relationship is enough and avoid situations where our trust in God will be tested and exposed.
Trust is built when your faith in God’s promises and His plans for you are tested. UNITY OF VISION is a requirement for whole-hearted trust.
You can know someone very well and understand they’re walking a different path than you. It’s hard to trust someone who is going in a direction you don’t want to go. A lot of our doubt comes from not knowing where God wants to go with us, or knowing and not wanting to go that way.
The combination of time, relationship and unity of vision help us build trust. Understanding God SUPPORTS us helps us maintain it.
God doesn’t promise us an easy life but rather that He will be everything we need in a hard life. Sometimes things won’t go right. Sometimes you’ll be under attack. Sometimes you’ll feel the weight of accusation. You need support. And you’ll wrestle with the “Does God support me?” question until you learn to trust that He does.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1
He who lives in the secret place stays very close to the One who has the power to be trustworthy.