Unlimited: You Must “Trust and Obey”
Jun 4, 2020 735
Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you (Psalm 84:12 NIV).
It’s the difficult situations that make us into the type of people who have learned to trust and obey regardless of the circumstances. The Christian isn’t promised a life free from pressures and anxieties. He is promised the assurance that God will not forsake him, because God will be with him amidst all of life’s trials. The Christian is promised that ultimately he will see that all things have worked together for good, and that neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come, nor anything can separate him from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. To be able to claim God as your Father is far, far better than to be the king of a great country or the wealthiest person in creation.
To have God as your Father, heaven as your home, eternal life in the present, forgiveness of sins, to walk in step with the universe: that’s worth more than all the world’s riches. When you believe this, life’s trials diminish in significance.
There are those who call for an analysis of the cause and effect relationship behind the problem, in order prayerfully and carefully to make a decision, and then to act. That’s fine, however, as the old hymn says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way.”
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Which one is harder for you: trusting or obeying? Build your “spiritual muscles” by reading or watching a testimony of someone who has had to trust or obey God in order to get through their troubles to a place of blessing.