TRUSTING GOD IN AUSTERE TIMES

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“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.”
Psalms 20:7 (KJV)

The devil has many devices he uses against the believer especially in times of troubles. One of such devices is polluting the believer’s mind against the word of God and making him lose his trust in God when times are difficult.

But as Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 2:11, we are not ignorant of his devices.

This year 2020 has been a long year. A lot is currently going on in the world and many people are just tired. The devil knows this, hence, he is trying to take advantage of their tiredness by making them lose faith but we are not ignorant of his devices.

Brothers and sisters, this is the time to trust in God more than ever before. Prayer is one of the ways we can express our trust in Him.

During one of our midweek services this month, we were taught that prayer is bringing down heavenly intervention into our earthly affairs. Prayer is our weapon.

In Acts 12, Herod killed James but he didn’t stop there, he proceeded further to take Peter into prison. This was not a good time for the church because a brother had just been killed and another brother was about face the same fate.

But guess what? The church didn’t remain silent. They were not going to the prison gate daily to ask if Peter was still alive. They didn’t organize meetings to analyze the situation.

Here’s what they did; they exercised their trust in God by praying without ceasing until Peter was delivered.

Different people put their trust in different things when they go through trials and tribulations but that is not our way as children of God. We remember that our trust is in the unfailing name of the Lord. And we know that our trust in God can never be in vain.

Let’s look at one of the assurances that Jesus gave us:

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.” – John 10:11-13 (NKJV)

Our God is not an hireling that flees when there is trouble. He is a good shepherd, He is our shield and buckler. His way is perfect and His word is true.

Even when things look awry, He’s working. He is always working. He is with and for us. We will put our unwavering trust in Him.

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