Trust & Obey Pt. 1

Do you trust everything in God’s Word? This is the hardest part of my relationship with Jesus. I’ve studied the Word and know many truths as presented in the Word and I’ve seen it shape my life and understanding of Jesus and Gods will. It’s through the Bible that I have learned how to trust Jesus and I’ve seen Him do incredible things and so have many of you, but once in a while something will happen that just doesn’t seem to make any sense. I know I’ve talked a lot about the miracle of Kimy’s healing from rheumatoid arthritis, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared with how frustrated I was as I watched her suffer for all those years. I remember so many mornings when I saw her get out of bed and instantly knew she was going to have bad day. I just couldn’t understand why God would allow such a sweet, giving and caring person to suffer like that. It just didn’t make any sense. To be very honest with you, there were days I was angry with God because I didn’t trust that He knew what He was doing. One day in particular, Kimy was having a hard time giving herself the injection she needed and I was about let loose on God when out of nowhere the very first Bible verse I ever memorized flashed into my mind. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Psalm 3:5). In that moment, the Word became a living breathing part of my life. In that very moment, I yielded a part of me I didn’t even know I needed to yield, I gave up ownership of the woman I loved and in that moment gave her to God and trusted that He had a plan and that He knew what He was doing. In that moment, I trusted the Word of God that I had learned so many years ago. The Word of God spoke to me in that moment. So, how do we learn to trust that the Word of God is trustworthy? It’s simple, read it. After you read it, you will know what it says, after you know what it says you can learn to trust it and after you trust it, will it become part of your life and then it will speak to you too!

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