Join us this Sunday! In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us this Sunday! In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us at the next Sunday worship service:
In-Person
9:00am & 10:45am,
Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

IT’S ALL ABOUT TRUST

“In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God. What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would make the Gentiles right in his sight because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, “All nations will be blessed through you.”So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.” – Galatians 3: 6-9

We are always told to have faith and to trust God. In certain situations, that is easier said than done. We sometimes think things will be easier if we take it into our own hands. Nobody ever said having faith would be easy. Whenever trusting God doesn’t seem all that easy, remember Abraham. We can learn much by observing Abraham’s life through the scriptures. The apostle Paul in Romans chapter 4 refers to Abraham several times as the father of faith. Abraham models a life lived to those who choose to walk by faith in God.

When told to go, he went. When promised, he believed. When commanded, he obeyed—even when it seemed to make no sense. He was given one of the greatest tests recorded in the Bible, yet he obeyed willingly and promptly. Abraham’s faith wasn’t because of his intellect, accomplishments, pedigree, or wealth. Abraham was “a friend of God “ (James 2:23) because of his faith. Abraham believed in and trusted God completely.

Fast forward 2,000 years. Trust can still seem like hoping against hope. Trust is rarely a suggestion. When someone says “trust me”, it is usually implied that you throw yourself into a situation and believe wholeheartedly that the situation will come to pass as they promise. In times of trouble, in out-of-my-control circumstances, and the I-don’t-get-it days, we will look to something or someone to trust.

Proverbs 3:5 gives us a direction for trust: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” Trust is action is putting yourself in God’s hands as  Abraham did,

Why should we trust God completely? Because He is trustworthy. He is worthy of trust because trust requires a track record. You wouldn’t trust someone at their word if they had lied to you consistently in the past. But God’s track record is perfect. This does not mean it is perfectly understood, but it means His love, power, grace, and compassion are promised clearly in scripture and can be experienced in our lives.

Abraham is a living example of faith and hope in the promises of God (Hebrews 11:10). We need to do what Abraham did. We need to believe that God can do the impossible and that nothing is too hard for God. We need to believe in God’s power and promises without wavering.

Discussion Questions:

  1. If there are areas of your life where God is not “coming through” the way you would like, how can you learn to trust God in those situations?
  2. What can you do this week to realign your actions to reflect trust in God?
  3. Think of someone in your life that you see as an example for trusting God – what do they do really well that you can learn from?

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