“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Prov 3:5-6)
We are to trust God with all our hearts and not depend on what we know. We may not always know what lies ahead. At all times, we should include God in everything we do. This way, we give Him a chance to keep us on the right track. Nothing is so serious that God can’t solve it, and nothing is too small that God can’t care about it. It is like the relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and the universe. He is so big that He fills the entire universe, and He is so small that He lives in our hearts. If we have faith in God, our anxiety and unease can be minimized when things are tough.
“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: (Rev 2:8)
Lord Jesus Christ said that He was dead and came to life. This refers to His death by crucifixion and His resurrection. Christianity is different from all other religions in the world for we serve a risen Lord.
“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus… let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful” (Heb 10:19-23)
Amid trials and tribulations have you ever lost confidence and asked, “Is God hearing my prayers”? When there seems to be no answers from God, have you started questioning your worth and if God is still listening to you?
Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands. (Isa 49:15-16a)
Our parents step into their new role the day we are born, yet their official capacity ends on the day they (or we) pass away. God, on the other hand, was our Father even before the beginning of time, and will continue to be so into eternity in the heavenly kingdom. His loving presence is permanent.
Still I am certain to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Ps 27:13 (BSB)
Sometimes God resolves our problems immediately. Other times God seems silent. When problems arise, we may be confident in God’s help and kneel before Him with a hopeful heart. But when hours, days, and years go by, and there is still no improvement to our situation, we may feel discouraged, afraid, or even angry. These are natural responses to uncertainty and distress, but if we focus on these negative feelings, we may eventually lose hope and doubt God.