It is sometimes easier to trust a man who you can see more than trusting the God whom you cannot see. If anything goes wrong with the man you see, you can hold him accountable. But with God, holding him accountable for your demise would be futile. Who do you want to call to the table of judgement than the same God who is the judge of all? But God is trustworthy. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never let you down when everybody deserts you. When nobody can see the logic reasoning behind those difficult moments, God is there holding your hands up telling you that all shall be well.
Nobody needed to tell Abraham that he was treading on a dangerous zone before he bundled his son up to the mountain as a sacrifice to his one true love – God. Yet Abraham chose to trust God and obeyed. When asked where the animal for the sacrifice was, he simply replied, God, will provide. Had he not known the voice of his God and had he not been clear about his instruction, sacrificing his only son to God without any supernatural intervention would have been fatal. Abraham passed the test of his obedience and he reaped the reward.
The children of Israel had every opportunity to distrust God and to surrender to their captors but facing the red sea and fearing their captors on horses, they chose to trust God at a very difficult moment. They cried out to God and He delivered them miraculously from their enemies. When you look to the right and to the left but help is not forthcoming, your natural inclination may be to take matters in your own hands and to lean on your own understanding, trust God completely at that moment. Trust Him to come through for you. Do your best and leave the rest to Him.
I learnt a really good lesson from recent life experiences. It is to trust in the Lord with all my heart. I had prayed earnestly to God for help to start a project and He had provided the resources needed but somehow along the way, I hit a roadblock, I let go of God’s hands, I forgot the God who helped me to start the project and who was the driving force behind it all and I began to lean on my understanding. The moment I started to leaned on my own understanding, the project went pear-shaped. Instead of praying about the difficulties I experienced, I allowed my natural senses to kick in and things went bad really quickly. That project was eventually put on hold.
It may be difficult to trust in God when you’ve just lost a spouse or when you’ve lost your means of livelihood. It may be difficult to trust in God when you’ve been waiting on God for so long for a miracle. But the truth is that it is better to trust in God than to worry and miss it all in a hurry. Telling you to trust in God when things have gone sour or when life is bad may sound like kicking you down. But this is the best thing you need to do to get your desired result. Rather than fighting or fleeing for survival, trust in God. Trusting Him wholeheartedly and you will reap the reward.
The following declarations could be of much help to you in trusting God completely when in difficult situations and circumstances. Speak the Word of God Over Yourself and Change Your World for the best.
I declare that I will trust in God’s unfailing love at difficult times. I will not allow my heart to be troubled but I will rest in His love and my heart will rejoice in His salvation (Psalm 13:5).
I declare that my trust is in the name of the Lord. He will answer me with great strength in time of trouble and He will keep me safe. As I walk in righteousness, He seals me with His mighty name and He rescues me from the hands of those who are too strong for me (Psalm 20:7, Proverbs 18:10, 2 Timothy 2:19).
I declare that I will trust is in God’s perfect timing. I have not missed my windows of opportunities. Instead of a setback, God is setting me up for bigger things in life. He is working everything out for my good. I will fulfil my destiny. I will experience His favour and He will accomplish His perfect plan for my life. I am not afraid of the future because I have a God who holds my future in His hands. (Psalm 31:14, Psalm 56:3, Psalm 9:10)
I declare my trust is in the Lord God of the heavens and the earth. He fills me with joy and peace. Hence my heart will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13)
I declare my trust is in the sovereign God for He will bring to pass everything He has promised me. I am confident that He will not let me wait in vain (Genesis 15:6-10)
I declare that I will put my trust in God’s promise that He is ever present with me. He is with me wherever I go. He will not leave me nor forsake me. I will not be stranded in life for the Lord is making a way for me where there seems to be no way. He is bringing me out into His plans and purpose for my life. He will fulfil His good promises concerning me(Joshua 1:9, 2 Samuel 7:28)
I declare my trust in God as my rock. He is my protector, my shield and the power that saves me. He is my place of safety, my refuge and my saviour. He will save me from violence (2 Samuel 22:3,51, Psalm 18:2)