Displaying items by tag: Trust
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: The Issue of Trust. How we respond in difficult times reveals where our trust lies. In this sermon clip, Bill Johnson teaches on the importance of taking every thought captive, and how to take down negative strongholds in our hearts and minds. As we choose trust in God and let those strongholds be pulled down, we will experience new levels of authority in prayer and be people who can bring hope and freedom to others.
T.D. Jakes - Watch Sermon: Can You Trust God When He Doesn't Answer? On T.D. Jakes new sermon series, Crushing, T.D. Jakes teaches that you can have fear and faith at the same time. Listen as he encourages you to trust in God even when it feels like God isn't answering your prayers.
Joyce Meyer - Watch Candid Conversations: Broken Trust. How do you rebuild trust in your life when trust has been severely broken? We’ve all experienced broken trust in one way or another and it’s hard! People will inevitably disappoint us, but with God, you can move forward. Discover what the Bible has to say on broken trust and so much more in this episode of Candid Conversations with Joyce.
Don’t Stuff Your Pain; Tell God About It - Rick Warren Daily Devotional (November-15-2021). “Get up, cry out in the night, even as the night begins. Pour out your heart like water in prayer to the Lord." Lamentations 2:19 (NCV)
Think you’ve had a bad day? Job would understand; he practically had a PhD in pain and loss. In the very first chapter of Job, everything in his life fell apart. His response? “Job stood up, tore his robe in grief, and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground and worshiped” (Job 1:20 GW). Notice that Job openly expressed his pain to God. When you experience pain, do you tell God exactly how you feel? It should be the first thing you do. This may surprise you, but God can handle your anger and frustration. He can handle your emotions. Why? Because he gave them to you. You were made in his image, and he is an emotional God. When your 2-year-old has a temper tantrum and pulls on your legs, you can handle that. In the same way, God is bigger than your emotions, and it’s okay to tell him exactly how you feel. When you pray for a promotion but don’t get it, when a loved one walks out of your life, or when you get the dreaded call saying, “It’s cancer,” you can tell God how you feel. You can say, “I’m mad. I’m upset. I’m frustrated.” God can handle your complaints, questions, fear, and grief. God’s love for you is bigger than all your emotions. My kids know I love them. They know I have more experience than they have because I’ve been on this planet longer. But my children sometimes question my judgment. Still, I’d rather have an honest, gut-level conversation with them than have them stuff their frustration and disappointment inside. God is the same way! He would rather you wrestle with him in anger than walk away in detached apathy. When tragedy strikes, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Instead, go to your heavenly Father with your pain. “Get up, cry out in the night, even as the night begins. Pour out your heart like water in prayer to the Lord” (Lamentations 2:19 NCV).
Sarah Jakes Roberts - Watch Message: How To Trust God After Heartbreak. Trusting God after heartbreak is much like forgiving the person that hurt you: it’s not for them, it’s for you. It’s not even about God changing them but it is about God continuing to mold YOU. SJR shared her perspective on trusting God after heartbeat with Yasmine Julmisse.
Joel Osteen (September-16-2021) Today's Word: Conditional Trust
Today's Scripture: Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8, NIV
Today's Word: It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way. But when our prayers aren’t being answered the way we want, the problem isn’t turning around, and we’re not seeing favor, too often we get upset and ask, “God, why didn’t You answer my prayers?” We think that when it changes, we’ll be happy. Conditional trust says, “God, if You answer my prayers in the way I want and according to my timetable, I’ll be my best.”
The problem with conditional trust is that there will always be something that’s not happening fast enough, something that doesn’t work out the way we want. There will always be unanswered “why” questions. So, are you mature enough to accept God’s answers even when they’re not what you were hoping for? God is sovereign. He knows what He’s doing. You may not understand everything that happens, but God has your best interest at heart. It’s not random. It’s a part of His plan. Faith is trusting God when life doesn’t make sense.
A Prayer for Today: “Father, thank You that You are sovereign and worthy of my unconditional trust. There are things in my life that I don’t understand, situations I want to see changed, but even if things don’t happen the way I hope, I’m still going to trust You. I believe You are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Watch Christian Motivation - PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD | Let God Direct Your Path. Where do you put your trust? Is it in self, other people or other things? God calls for us to trust in Him, for everything and everyone else is temporary and perishable. Life can be uncertain and unpredictable. God alone knows the path we should take and He will direct our steps when we trust in Him! Speakers: Ralph Douglas West, Tony Evans, Joyce Meyer
Charles Stanley (July-02-2021) Daily Devotional: Patience and Trust
Psalm 37:3-8 - 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. 6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. 8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
Trusting in the Lord is easy when life is pleasant and running smoothly. However, when circumstances are not as we desire, our confidence in God can become shaky. Yet even in difficult times, He guides us and helps us through.
God wants us to cultivate faithfulness to Him in every circumstance. To do this, we must commit to His way instead of getting frustrated or trying to manipulate things to get our desired outcome. While it would be easy for us to become anxious or angry with our situation, God wants His children to rest in Him with a peaceful spirit. That is possible when we confidently believe He’s in control and will arrange things for our good and His glory.
Then we are to patiently wait for His perfect will to unfold. Even if we cannot see any changes taking place, God is at work in us and in our situation. Our task is to keep our focus on Jesus and faithfully continue doing whatever He has given us to accomplish at present. In the end, delays give us a chance to develop Christlike character and show the world what Jesus’ transforming power can bring about in those who belong to Him.
Daily Devotional (June-30-2021) TRUST AND LOVE
Matthew 9:18 - While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
Jesus could have healed this girl by His spoken word, but He did as He was requested to do. This illustrates how the Lord ministers to us according to our faith. Jesus ministered to him at the level where his faith was and didn't rebuke his little faith (Jas. 1:5).
There is a human faith which is limited to believing only what we can perceive through our five senses. But the supernatural, God kind of faith goes beyond what we can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel. God's kind of faith calls those things which be not as though they already were.
We exercise faith almost daily in such things as sitting on a chair and driving a car. But our faith is no better than the object in which it is placed. If I were to sit in a chair made of cardboard, I would go crashing to the ground. Regardless of how much faith I had, my faith would fall flat because the object of my faith was faulty. Hebrews 12:2, tells us that we are to be looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. We must transfer our faith from human self reliance and independence, to reliance upon, adherence to, and trust upon Jesus Christ in all areas of our lives. Faith, in its simplest definition, is to trust, to rely, and to depend upon the resource of another. God's Word declares that the object of our faith, Jesus Christ, can never fail or disappoint us.
Love produces faith, or is what makes faith work. We naturally trust those who we know truly love us. A revelation of God's unconditional love for us will make faith just naturally abound in us. Are you struggling with faith? You have a deficiency in understanding how much God loves you. Let Him reveal His love to you today.
Rick Warren (March-30-2021) Daily Devotional: Who Should You Trust?
“For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” - Psalm 33:4 (NLT)
One of the great questions of life is, “Who are you going to trust?” The way you answer this question will determine whether you’re happy or miserable, whether you succeed or fail, whether you make something of your life or waste your life.
To determine who you should trust, ask yourself questions like these: Who always has your best interest in mind? Who will help you make important decisions? Who wants to see you succeed?
Should you trust popular opinion? That may not be a good idea since it constantly changes. Should you trust celebrities who set the latest trends? Trends change, and fads fade. Should you make critical life decisions based on what you read on social media? Just because it’s online doesn’t mean it’s truly trustworthy or reliable.
What about trusting yourself? The truth is, your emotions can lie to you. The Bible says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 KJV). When you live by your emotions, you can be easily manipulated by other people and by your changing moods.
If you’re going to entrust your life and your future to someone or something, you better choose someone who has your best interest at heart, knows everything, is perfect, and will never lie to you. That kind of limits your options—to God.
No one else is ever going to always tell you the truth. They’re going to shade it. They’re going to filter it. They’re going to make it sound nice. They may not tell you what you need to hear. But what you need to hear is the truth—because it is the truth that sets you free. Lies about yourself, others, the world, and how life really is will only keep you in bondage.
And even though the truth will set you free, it may make you miserable at first. That’s why people don’t like the truth and often avoid it. You don’t want to hear that most of your problems were brought on by poor decisions. You don’t want to hear that your own stubbornness, ego, and insecurity cause the stress in your life, but it’s true.
Psalm 33:4 says, “For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does” (NLT).
God said it, and that settles it—whether or not you believe it. God isn’t waiting on your opinion to figure out what’s right and what’s wrong. If God says it, it’s true.
Each day voices all around you are trying to get you to trust them. But there’s only one voice you can trust that will always have your best in mind. Trust God for your present and your future. He will never let you down.
Talk It Over
- What voices do you tend to listen to other than God’s?
- Why is it often easier to believe what we hear from other sources rather than trusting in God’s truth?
- What will you trust God for today?