TRUST DAILY!

Simply trusting every day
Trusting through a stormy way
Even when my faith is small
Trusting Jesus, that is all
Trusting as the moments fly
Trusting as the days go by
Trusting Him whate’er befall
Trusting Jesus, that is all
Brightly doth His Spirit shine
Into this poor heart of mine
While He leads I need not fall
Trusting Jesus, that is all
Trusting Him while life shall last
Trusting Him till earth be past
Till within the jasper wall
Trusting Jesus, that is all

By Edgar Page Stites (1836-1921)

 

As one secular song goes, “It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life for me…and I’m feeling good.”

How does that apply to you each day?

What is it that makes one day better than another?

One good way to start your day or give yourself a boost when you’re at that witching hour I call 3:00 p.m., is to disconnect for a few minutes from the clutter and noise of life and be still with God.

                                                                        

Close your door and open your Bible.  Instead of letting your mind run wild on all you think you have to get done, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”  Proverbs 3:5.  “My times are in Your hand.”  Psalm 31:15a.

Here are some inspirational ideas for a week, from Monday to Sunday, to reflect on when you “Trust Daily”.

Monday:  Don’t Depend on Yourself:

You may be disappointed. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5   You may need help with something beyond what you think you can handle.  Leave it to God.  He knows our minds and He has more wisdom.

Tuesday:  Cry Out To God:

Proverbs 3:6, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  God hears everything we say and think.  If you want to tell Him yourself – He’s always listening.  He loves hearing from you.

Wednesday:  Run From Evil:

Proverbs 3:7, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.”   1 John 2:16, “For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.”  Lust of the flesh refers to physical temptations, especially sexual sin.  Lust of the eyes is greed, envy and extravagance.  Pride of life is the arrogant desire to be recognized.  It is often associated with wealth or position and the desire to appear important so that others will be jealous.  Satan tempted Adam and Eve and Jesus in these same ways, and he uses the same tactics in his attempts to turn every believer away from God.   God has given us instincts, when we have that “something’s not right” feeling, it’s probable that it isn’t right.  So walk away.  Trust God and make a serious change.  It’s not easy but it is healthier.  Proverbs 3:8, “It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.”

Thursday:  Put God First In Your Life:

Proverbs 3:9-10, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.”  We can trust Him with everything.  He gives us everything we need.  Matthew 22:21,  “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesars and to God the things that are Gods.”   Jesus is speaking about the coins of the day, as Caesar’s image was on them.  But if we think about in whose image we are made, it is Gods and we belong to God.  Not everything has to be run by the government, like they would like to have you believe.  Render means to give back – implying that believers are responsible to respect and obey governments as well as God.  All governments are in power by the authority of God and should be obeyed unless their edicts contradict the Word of God. 

Friday:  Check Yourself By God’s Word:

The more you read your Bible a.k.a. God’s Word, the more you will understand what’s going on around you and the more knowledge He will instill in you to make good decisions in life.

                                                                           

Saturday:  Listen To The Holy Spirit:

John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”   Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:14, “Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.  That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.”  The Holy Spirit is the Helper Jesus said He would send us.  He too is ever present with us and will lead us into all truth and protects us.  He is our GPS.

Sunday:  Rest In God’s Love:

Amid life’s turmoil, God sticks with us, to face all challenges.  He loves us so!  And He does not give us more in life than He knows we can or can’t handle.  1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as in common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”  His blessings are abundant when we realize He’s there, never leaving us alone.  We can rest easy, when we let go and let God.  Our setbacks aren’t failures they are moments when God is working on us.

Our success depends on taking God at His Word

“Day and Night”