Trust – Part 2
Trust – Part 2
This morning I want to continue the talk about Trust. Some practical steps; how can I improve my Trust in Father?
Trust: a Review
Defined as: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
Everything is based on some form of trust.
Trusting God when we don’t fully recognize His plan.
Having confidence in God to work all things to the good for those who love Him
I see that Father is interested in my daily life. More than I really know.
Romans 8:28 TPT this is why we can trust Him:
“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.”
You will always trust something. You have to decide – and train your thinking to trust in God alone.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
The Lord or chariots – God’s way or man’s way.
There is authority and power in the name!
The name is Lord Jesus Christ! Father (Jehovah/Lord), Son (Jesus), Holy Spirit. (anointed one/Christos). The Trinity, a triune God.
No other God. No other Name by which we are saved
Acts 4:12 NIV
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.””
So, live your lives trusting the Lord. He will work it out.
Trust: a Practice
Scriptures on trust
Romans 15:13 NIV
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
There is a dynamic relationship between trust and power.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
“My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Trusting is not an emotion or feeling; it is something we do.
You can choose trust.
You can train your trust.
You can increase your trust.
Trust, or the lack of it, can however generate emotions; for example happiness, anger, fear, as we see in the Psalms.
How to build your trust
1 Peter 2:6
“For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
(nor disappointed, or confounded.)
Psalms 25:2 NIV
“I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.”
If you are sensing disappointment or shame look for where you are not trusting Father.
Psalms 37:3-5 TPT
“Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure, feasting on his faithfulness. Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and he will provide for you what you desire the most. Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!”
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
Psalms 13:5 NIV
“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”
Psalms 31:14 NIV
“But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Trust isn’t being resigned to the inevitable. It is a confidence in what will happen.
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Can’t trust if you didn’t ask. But trust isn’t expecting your answer (although sometimes we’re assured He will do it) it is expecting Father’s answer, which is the best answer.
Trust that Jesus is sufficient.
If you can trust God for your future eternal life, you surely can trust Him now in this temporal short life.
You must be certain of your trust in Salvation; not a worldly hope, but a sincere faith.
Without true salvation, trust in Father is meaningless!!
Overriding trust. We can start by trusting but then give up. Stepping in before God works his plan.
For WOCC I’m trusting Father to bring growth , bring Kingdom influence, to give greater gifts to the saints and ministry.
“Lord, in this particular situation, (name it) I am trusting You and I won’t be disappointed. In Jesus’ name. Amen”