Bible Text: “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Psalm 118:8 H
Psalm 125:1 – “They that trust in the Lord shall be like mount Zion, which cannot be removed”
Vs. 2 – As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.
Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding.
We must learn to trust in the Lord, irrespective of what may be going on. In either good or bad, trust in the Lord and see His best for you.
Our core foundation as Christian is our trust in the Lord. Sometimes, we struggle – We would rather trust in our own abilities, skills, and talents.
Seek His will for your life. He knows the end from the beginning.
Isaiah 46:10 – Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done…”
Do not fear. Wait on God and wait for God
Isaiah 40:31 – “Those who trust (They that wait on) in the Lord…”
Without trial, there cannot be victory. Without a test, there cannot be a testimony.
Case Study – Jeremiah 17:5-8
Psalm 118:8 – “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”
Psalm 26:3 – “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
Trusting God is instrumental to us experiencing God’s promises for our lives.
If we don’t trust in God, we will surely begin to fret and worry.
2 Kings 18:2 – King Hezekiah’s trust in the Lord
Vs. 5 – “He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses.
Vs. 7 – “The Lord was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.
Isaiah 38:1 – God sent a message to Hezekiah through Isaiah
“Thus says the Lord: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’”
Vs. 2 – “Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed.”
He was able to pray to the Lord and plead his case because he had a relationship with God.
Vs. 5 – “I have heard your prayers, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years.”
Hezekiah was able to plead His case before the Lord because he trusted in Him.
How do we return from a setback? We need to rely on God’s integrity. Trust in His plan and He will follow through. God does not owe any man.
Psalm 5:11 – “But let all those who rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.”
Psalm 71:1 – “In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.”
Psalm 20:7-8 – Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright.”
Psalm 37:3 – “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”
Vs. 4 – Delight yourself also in the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.