Tag: Trust Me

When I was a little child, I looked up to my daddy (earthly father) for everything.  When he spoke I believed every word  he said and took him by his words because I knew he would always fulfil all that he had promised me.  He was there when I needed a shoulder to lean on, in my openness I would run to him and pour out my heart to my daddy.  He would lift me up and carry me on his shoulders.  At that point nothing else mattered to me because I was in my daddy’s arms.  His words meant a lot to me, his encouragements, corrections and guidance.

There were times when my daddy made promises but could not fulfil those promises due to circumstances beyond his means. My focus  was not on the circumstance but the broken promises as a little girl growing up. However my Father in heaven stands by every word that proceeds from Him for His words shall not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11).  He watches over his words until it accomplishes its works just as the rain falls down and waters the earth. He is God, He is my Daddy (Heavenly Father) and when He speaks it will happen in His own way and timing.  He does not lie, He does not cheat for He is a God of justice, righteousness and mercy.  “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? Numbers 23:19 NKJV.  He is the creator of the universe, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.  For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast Psalm 33:9 NKJV.

His words are soothing to heal the broken hearted, encourages you to keep standing in the midst of it all.  His shoulders are there for you to cry on.  Every drop of tears that falls from your beautiful face, He holds in a bottle.   You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book Psalm 56:8 NLT.  So trust Him at His words and lean not on your own understanding.  He has spoken, He has commanded, He has promised and it came to pass.  His words are spirit and truth.

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Sometimes the ups and downs of life can get in the way of your relationship with our Heavenly Father.  There is bills to pay, family responsibilities or emotional stress that tries to press you down.  The burdens you carry can become so heavy to the extent you feel like giving up on life or your mind becomes cluttered with resolutions to the problems you experience.  The Lord wants you to walk and work with Him and learn the unforced rhythm of His grace .  ‘Walk and work with Me’, ‘learn from Me’ and you will find rest.  His yoke is easy and His burdens are light, take His yoke and rest in Him.

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Mathew 11:28-30 Message

On a regular basis, I reexamine myself  to check out where I am with my relationship with the Lord.  During these times I enquire of God with regards to my progress in my walk with Him.  You have searched me, Lord,   and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways.  Psalm 139:1-3 NIV  Sometimes it seems like I am far away from Him and other times I feel so close but with the desire to get even closer to Him.  I find myself answering questions, ticking checkboxes of my strength areas and crossing out where I need to work on.  Today there are three questions thrown at you right below, search your hearts, test yourselves with the help of the Holy Spirit .

Do you have a relationship with the Lord?

Trials and tribulations can stand in the way of your relationship with the Lord.  Your eyes can be pinned unto the problems of life and forgetting the God we serve. You can be tired, worn out and burned out on religion that you don’t know what to do.  So if you do not have a relationship with the Lord, He is saying to you ” Come to Me, come to Me you broken one and I will give you rest.  Come to Me you burdened and heavy hearted one and I will make it easy and lighten your burden”.  The Lord wants you to start afresh, if you don’t have a relationship with Him and if you do have one, He wants you to be closer to Him

Have you found rest in Him?

Finding rest in Him is when your mind is renewed, your soul is refreshed, you are not worried about the present, past or future because you know that God will work it out (Psalm 47:10, Psalm 23:1-2).  Whatever happens you still trust God so nothing shall separate you from the love of God(Romans 8:35).  Finding rest is abiding in the secret place of the Most High..  You can only find rest in Him when you have an intimate relationship with God.  Knowing fully well that your can always go to Him and pour your heart out to Him, tell Him where it hurts and He brings healing and restoration.

How do you walk and work with God?

Your walk with the Lord is a journey and along the road He shows you His unforced rhythms of grace, for you can’t do it on your own.  His grace is sufficient to carry you through every challenge you experience.  So when it seems like there is no way and you have come to the end of the road, rest in Him and trust Him to see you through.  The road might seem so rough and bumpy but our Heavenly Father is there to walk with you, teach you the easy, light way and ability to live freely in abundance of His grace through Christ.  Its a process and you have a responsibility to play in working with God and He will work it out.  He will speak to you through the Holy Spirit to encourage, counsel, help and guide you.  You will listen to His voice and obey His instructions.

 Prayer

Lord I pray for those who passing through a difficult season that You will strengthen them and lighten their burdens, for Your yoke is easy and Your burdens are light.  Nothing is too difficult for You, I pray that You will give them peace that surpasses all understanding and they will find rest in You.  Lord let their walk with You be steady and easy, learning the unforced rhythm of grace.  In Jesus Name I pray Amen, Amen and Amen

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Building trust is essential in every relationship especially marriages.  You might have been hurt in the past and such relationships might have failed you several times that you held back to avoid anymore triggers.  Trust is a key part in every relationship, your employers must trust you to employ you or  your must show some reasonable position of reliability to be employable.  Friendships require trust to build healthy relationships.  Sometimes you trust someone then they stab you in the back consequently  anger,disappointments and so on creeps in gradually.  When this happens run to God and take refuge in Him.  You know what, your sole trust should be in God.  He is perfect and complete, there are no flaws in Him.  On the other side human beings are imperfect with their weaknesses and flaws.  Your refuge or place of safety should be in the Lord.  Trust God more than man and He will never forsake or fail you.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans Psalm 118:8 NIV.  

To trust God means to having complete dependence, reliance and support in Him.  It is your ability to cling to, lean on at all times and have total confidence in Him that He will see you through every problems or challenges you experience.  Trusting God to me means my wholes being (spirit, body and soul) clings to Him, even when I don’t understand what’s going on, I still lean on His own understanding and permit Him to direct my path.

My trust is fastened to God as I lift my life to Him.  And I am certain I will not be put to shame because I trust in You.  O Lord, I give my life to you.      I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced,   or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat Psalm 25:1-2.   As I let go, He takes control.  Though it may seem like I am forgotten, though it may look like I have been left behind in this race, I know certainly that He never forgets those who put their trust in Him and keeps me in perfect peace because my eyes are fixed on Him (Nahum 1:7, Isaiah 26:3-4)

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! 4 Trust in the Lord always,
for the Lord God is the eternal Rock Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT.

Prayer

Father I thank You for today and what You have done in the past.  I pray for those who are loosing faith and trust in God at this hour, time and season that You would strengthen and give them perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.  Their eyes would be fixed on You and You alone, I pray oh Lord that they will shift their focus from the situation and trust You more because with You all things are possible.  I declare that with You all things are possible so Lord have Your way in their lives and take control in Jesus name.  Heal their hearts of every pains, bitterness and unforgiveness that they have experienced as a result of broken relationships.  You heal the broken hearted and set the captives free so where the spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty.  I declare liberty in every area of their lives and fulfillment of Your will and purpose that whatever they have asked You in Your name according to Your will they will receive it in JESUS MIGHTY NAME I PRAY and everyone says AMEN.

 

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lost hope

During a period  of lost hope, frustration and disappointments, my thoughts from me to the Lord and His thoughts, the Lord to me.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV



When all around me was sinking
When I had lost all courage to carry on
My light seemed like darkness
My road was rough and cooked
I searched every corners for help
I looked to the east, west, north and south
No one came rushing to my beckon
So I stood still to seek His face
Looked up to the heavens
Cried out to Him with all my heart
He heard my plea

He said
Trust me to bring you out of this mess
And l will make the crooked road straight
You have searched everywhere else, But not Me
Come to Me, you broken one and I will give you rest
I am the light that shines in the midst of darkness
I am the way,truth, and life.
In Me your joy, hope and faith is secured
Yes in Me.