How to Know if You Are Trusting God
“He trusted God, so let God rescue him now if he wants him! For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” – Matthew 27:43 (NLT)
The religious leaders who had crucified Jesus and hung Him on the cross to die were mocking Him.
They assumed that because God did not come down from Heaven and remove Jesus from the cross, He really was not His only begotten Son.
They assumed that since Jesus was even on the cross in the first place, that He really was not the foretold Messiah.
A Question For You…
When you encounter suffering, when you find yourself right in the middle of a storm, do you assume the same as these religious leaders?
Do you assume the Lord has forgotten about you or doesn’t really love you because you’re suffering right now and in pain?
Jesus Christ came to this earth for a greater purpose; for a predestined plan that these men of religious law could not even begin to understand.
My question for you today is this: are you leaning on God’s understanding today or you own?
When God Wants You in the Storm
Sometimes God’s perfect will for our lives is to stay in the storm a little longer. We may not realize it, but His timing is perfect! Tweet
Sometimes God’s perfect will for our lives does hit us exactly where it hurts, but do not mistake these trials, tests and tribulations as fluctuations of God’s love and predestined purpose for you.
Your Heavenly Father loves you so much that He will allow you to walk into the fire.
He loves you so much that He will chasten you, mold you and completely transform you in ways He sees fit.
Our level of comfort does not distinguish the level of God’s love for us brothers and sisters!
We must strive to be content regardless of what state we’re in; regardless if we’re in a season of laughing or in a season of weeping, in a season of waiting or a season when a promise is being fulfilled.
It is because God loves you so much that He has you exactly where you are right now.
So no matter what season that Lord has you in right now, trust in His sovereignty and faithfulness today.
He will give you strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and His glorious light for the way. Tweet
Study Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 28:20, John 15:13