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Trust and Obey

Written by Deanne L.

As I was considering what to write, I prayed about what God wanted me to say and I kept having the word "trust" come to mind. Earlier this week a friend shared a devotion on Facebook and it went along with trust. It started out "Do not worry about tomorrow". Wow, that is a great concept, but how easy is it to follow. In order to not worry, you have to have trust. In today's world, people seem to be putting their trust in the wrong places.

Matthew 6:34 KJV reads: "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." The same version in the NIV reads: "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."

Both the passage from Matthew and the one from Proverbs are words I have read many times in my life, but never have they spoke to me as they do now.

Today's world is not one I ever thought I'd live to see. I know that the Bible has foretold what we're seeing in the world, but I really thought I would be a distant memory before it became reality.

So, what can I do, what can you do each day as we watch the coming of the Lord draw closer? We can pray, we can speak of God's love to others. We can show by our actions and our reactions how a Christian should be living. We should not live in fear. We should guard ourselves against the things Satan is throwing at us and our loved ones and trust that our heavenly Father has everything under control and remember that we know the end of the story.

So, we need to hold fast to our trust in God, don't let the doubts that try to creep in take hold of our mind. Remember, we should take God at His word, for he knows better than we do.

Trust - a five letter word that is full of promise. I think of the words of the hymn, "When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory he sheds on our way. While we do His good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey."

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