WILL WE TRUST GOD WITH OUR FUTURE?:
Jesus Christ told the disciples, who he had shared daily life with for 3 years, that soon He would be gone, and they could not follow Him yet to where He was going (John 13: 33, 36). He was referring to His death, resurrection, and ascension. The disciples were distraught. What would they do now without their leader? Hope for a future seemed dashed.
Jesus said: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; Trust also in me,” John 14:1.
During this pandemic we can feel like our future is on shaky ground. What will we do if we lose our job, or can’t pay our mortgage? Connect leadership too, felt like this, as we as a church struggled to meet our financial obligations in recent months. So, eldership put it to persistent prayer, trusting God to come through for us. This week an angel in disguise gifted Connect $3,000.00, which has allowed us to keep on top of our finances.
Trusting God is easy when times are easy. It’s when times are hard that the rubber meets the road. In the Bible, “trust” literally means “a bold, confident, sure security.” This is different from “faith” because faith is a gift from God. Our trust in God is a response to that faith. Do we believe that God is all good? Do we believe He has our best interest at heart? Do we believe in His promises? If you can say “yes” to this, then hold onto that trust you have in our Lord.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” Proverbs 3:5.