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Trust in God–No Matter What!

By Watchman | December 2, 2008

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.  And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”  (Psalm 37:3-6)

     Here we are in the first week of December, 2008.  The stock market took another dive this morning; a horrible terrorist attack has left many dead and injured (predominately amongst God’s people, the Jews) in Mubai, India.   While there is still much celebration here over the recent Presidential elections, there is also a tremendous amount of fear over diminished 401K accounts and stocks that are worth much less than they were a few months ago.  So here comes the million dollar question:  what is the desire of your heart?

     We see where the hearts and minds of most people are right now–caught up in their bank accounts and job prospects (or lack thereof), the prices of groceries and heating bills; and wondering if the government will at last make “THE RICH” pay.  Don’t get me wrong: it’s very easy to slide into a mode of controlled (or uncontrolled, for that matter) panic over the economy and our own financial well-being.  We must ask ourselves, however, if this is the way God wants us to respond to the crises in our lives.  If we suspect that it is not, then how should we as God’s children be behaving during this present hour?

     We need first to remember something I wrote about at length in an earlier post:  God tells us always to FEAR NOT!  He does not tell us to fear not as long as there is enough money in the bank to carry us through the next few months.  He does not tell us to fear not as long as our retirement funds are holding strong or until the oil prices once again spike.  In the book of the Revelation, He says “Fear none of the things that thou shalt suffer…”

     Our problem lies not in our finances and in our material lack but in our refusal to put our trust in the word of the Lord! 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?…For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.”  (Psa. 27:1, 5)

“You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance.” (Psa. 32:7)

“Trust in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed…The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way.  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread.”              (Psa. 37:3, 23-25)

 “…take no thought, saying What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?…for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Take therefore no thought for tomorrow…”  (Matthew 6:31-34)

“If you have faith, and doubt not…you shall say unto this mountain,  ‘Be removed, and be cast into the sea’ and it shall be done.  And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”  (Matthew 21:21-22)

     Brothers and sisters in Christ:  it’s time to take an unflinching look at your circumstances and cast your mountains into the sea in the Name of Jesus!  God has not promised that we would have no cares or concerns, nor did He promise that we will come through the storm in comfort–He has, however, promised to keep hold of us THROUGH the storm so that we may emerge victorious at its end.  God knows the size of your mortgage payment; He knows how high your grocery bill is and HE CARES!! No matter how bleak things may look, we must put our cares in the Hands of the One Who loves us without limit, Who has promised to see to our needs! 

     It is my belief that God is allowing crisis and chaos to reign for now in our country (indeed, around the world) because we have turned away from being the Godly country He established us to be.  We have turned to a government made up of sinful, fallible men and women for our salvation instead of to the perfect and holy God of our creation.  In doing so, we have rejected His sovereign will and commandments, and chosen instead to worship a god of tolerance and political correctness who has no existance outside the wicked imaginings of man.   We are, in fact, being warned!  God is not mocked, my friends! 

     Is the desire of your heart to be made safe in the kingdom and love of the Father; to serve, worship and love Him in return?  Or is the desire of your heart to cling to your material possessions; to protect your retirement fund or make “the rich” pay for the financial predicament we are in?  If your desire is for the former, look up!  God will protect you, see to your needs and never leave or forsake you!  If your desire is for the latter, then your treasure and your heart are both in jeopardy.  Think well and pray before you make your decision as to how you will react to current circumstances.  Paul tells us in I Thessalonians that the will of God in Christ Jesus is for us to give thanks in ALL things.  We are to depend on Him and continue to walk in the light, knowing that He is our Guide, our Father and our Protecter.  We are to continue to preach the Word;  to help those in need both financially and emotionally, and to pray for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

    

     Will you ask for the Lord’s favor on your life and your spirit or the government’s assistance?  It’s your choice.  “Choose life, that both you and your seed may live.”  (Deut. 30:19)

Maranatha! 

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