This morning, I was looking through a study Bible that is barely holding itself together. This Bible was actually my survival manual, after facing many years of pain and deep heartache. One of the Bible verses that truly stood out and took hold of me is found in Isaiah 26:3, which reads… “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
You know…I just wonder who we’re placing our trust in, when a circumstance hits us head on. The way I see it; is that we are either placing our complete trust in God or in the circumstance…and why do you think I say this…because the one we’re trusting in the most; is also the one that we find ourselves focusing on the most.
As I was coming through an insurmountable amount of deep pain and heartache; God began to reveal this verse to me in a very eye opening way. In fact…I came to truly see that I had been focusing more on the problem…and even every detail of the problem…never realizing that this was a form of trust.
This morning, when I looked up the definition of trust…this is what stood before me… “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something”…so God isn’t the only one that we can find ourselves trusting; for we can find ourselves trusting in a problem, by what that problem is conveying to us…and from there, we can find ourselves turning our thoughts more often to that problem, rather than God.
The encouragement that I would like to leave with you today, as we begin another new week; is to first, work with God, in regards to the circumstance; but do not focus so intensely on the circumstance; that you find yourself trusting in how the results of that circumstance can save you…for God is the only One who knows what must be done…to mend what is broken…and He may have a different way of resolving the circumstance…and He may even have a specific time, as He works to use the circumstance that He has allowed within your life.
As we close…the final word of encouragement that I would like to leave with you today; is to turn your thoughts often to the Lord; for in this way, you will be seeking and trusting the only One that can save you…and this will keep you from getting caught up in the problem. Remember one thing…the one we turn our thoughts to the most, will be the one we trust the most…and I don’t know about you; but I don’t desire to waste my thoughts on a problem that can never save itself.
Have a very blessed day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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