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.
God is faithful, and as creations of our Father, who are created in His image and likeness, absolute faithfulness is required of us. Faith is a consequence of trust, and our ability to trust God at all times, irrespective of prevailing circumstances, qualifies us as men and women of faith.
The story of King Asa in the book of 2 Chronicles 14 &16 is our case study on today’s word, which enlightens us on the dangers of inconsistency with regards to our faith in God. (PLEASE TAKE OUT TIME TO READ ABOUT KING ASA IN 2 CHRONICLES).
WHY SHOULD WE TRUST IN GOD?
1. He is Faithful (Psalm 9:10, Joshua 1:9).
2. We cause Him to act ( 2Chronicles 14: 11-12, Psalm 37:5).
3. Our trust in God, generates peace in our minds, by allaying any form of fear or tension (Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 56:3, Psalm 112:7).
4. It is a requirement to please God, for without faith no man can please God ( Hebrews 11:6).
5. It is an act of obedience ( Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 41:10).
6. It positions us for the provisions of God ( Jeremiah 17:7-8, Phillippians 4:19).
CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TRUSTING IN GOD
1. It is an act of disobedience, and a denial of the salvation power of God ( Hebrews 11:6, Psalm 62:8).
2. We are ruled by our own understanding, which is a precipe for failure and defeat ( 2 Chronicles 16:7, Proverbs 3:5-6).
3. It leads to tumoils, lack of peace, battles and an unsettled life ( 2 Chronicles 16:9, Isaiah 26:3).
4. It denies us of our provisions in God ( Jeremiah 17:7-8, Psalm 4:19).
However, our faith in God should be a consistent action, and not a one time affair, neither should it be seasonal in approach.
God bless you