RSS

Trusting God

Trusting God

By Jill Briscoe 

Are you good at taking risks, or are you frightened to trust God in case you are let down?  The psalmist made it clear that because he trusted in God, he had no reason to be afraid:  “In God I trust and am not afraid.  What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:11).

God is trustworthy whether we trust Him or not.  But He would have us trust Him so that we don’t have to worry.  Anxious Christians are not a good advertisement for their faith.  In the end, it isn’t the amount of trust we have, it’s the object of our trust that matters.

All my life I have been afraid of speaking in front of people.  What would happen if I forgot what I had to say?  Would they listen to me?  What if I said something wrong?  Could I trust God to hold me safely and use me to help people?  Over many years I have found the object of my faith totally reliable.  In the measure that I have given myself to Him confident that He is worthy of carrying me through, I have found my fears groundless – and my faith well-grounded.

It is safe to trust God.  God is not a frayed rope.  He can always bear our weight – we can count on it.


“In God I trust and am not afraid.  What can man do to me?” ~ Psalm 56:11

Lord, teach me to truly trust You – to depend on You for every uncertainty.  I waste too many days and nights worrying about how I can control my life, or what I should do.  Help me trust that You are at work, and You will carry me through.  Amen.


How do you stop the voice of shame? Accept God’s truth about who you are and remember that you are in a spiritual battle. Read more

Culture

We don’t know what the road ahead will bring, so how do we make the right decisions in life? Read more

Relationship with God

Have you ever said, “Life's not fair?” Remember that Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Read more

Tough Times

No matter your circumstances in life, you can use this season to develop a deeper prayer life. Read more

Prayer

Are you feeling insecure in what God asks of you? Think of the shepherds in Bethlehem. Did they need training to tell others the good news of Jesus? Read more

God's Will

Moment by moment, morning by morning, God desires to supply you with faith enough to finish. Read more

Trusting God

Melva Henderson is passionately pursuing Jesus and living out her legacy of faith, making a difference in lives of individuals around the world. Read more

Inspirational Stories

Psalm 23 is a revelation of who God is in our lives and how were are loved and cared for by our heavenly Father. Read more

Trusting God

In those moments of disbelief or shock, there have always been God’s coinciding words that are bigger and more powerful than the words you never wanted to hear. Read more

Tough Times

Sometimes life looks really messed up, and it’s hard to see any rhyme or reason as to why. Is it possible that the secret to contentment is really about perspective? Read more

Tough Times

How is it possible to find and allow joy to fill a soul amid experiences of suffering and evil? Read more

Tough Times

Courage is not doing God’s work without any fear or apprehension. Courage is doing God’s work even when you are afraid. Read more

Devotions

Look beyond what you're waiting for to the God you are waiting on. Read more

Trusting God

By facing your painful past, you will uncover your true identity in Christ and be free to become the person He made you to be. Read more

Emotional Health

When the time is right, God's spirit can lead you to that inward desert. Read more

Spiritual Growth

Jesus makes heaven a home. To think about heaven is to think about Jesus. To pursue heaven with your heart is to pursue Him. Jesus is who makes the Better Country better. Read more

Trusting God

It is often painful waiting for our "soon" to become "now". Yet we must remember that our times are in God's hands, and He makes everything beautiful by His clock, not ours. Read more

Devotions

Even with all of her successes, Ashley Thomas always struggled with being enough. After years of wrestling with God, she finally came to the life-changing conclusion: God is enough! Read more

Inspirational Stories

There is no fear in love. Truly listen and believe as the Lord whispers into your heart..."Why do you doubt me? I have given my all for you. I will never turn away from you, my child." Read more

Relationship with God

God is on the throne and His purposes and plans are always good. Learn to find joy and contentment in going where God leads. Read more

Leadership Advice