Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
This scripture has been the focus of my life in recent times. I love how the Lord will speak to us through the scripture. If you are not spending time in the Word, then you are not hearing from God! God will speak to your spirit as you read His Word!
This is the type of scripture that you can read right by without really getting it, if you are not careful. Trust in God and do good. This instruction is most of what any believer needs. In fact, I’ve been seeing in my own life, that everything I’m believing God for has its answer right here and so this is the scripture I meditate on. What then, you may ask, is trusting in God really about? The context of the Word of God is absolutely amazing. He never leaves us hanging with stuff He wants us to know. Reading on in the 37th Psalm, we find verse 7 which tells us clearly, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.” When you trust, you rest. When you trust, you wait patiently in faith. When you trust, you do not fret. That’s a tall order!
This all comes down to having faith in God and His character, and this is what we must get acquainted with if we will have victory in life. Faith in God is not believing that God exists, but that He is who He says He is and that He will do what He says He will do.
The only way to get this kind of faith is to spend time in His Word. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing His Word and Hebrews 4:12 explains that the Word is living and powerful. How is this? It is because it builds trial-conquering faith in its hearer.
We are a Word based church and as such, we are constantly reminding people and bringing them back to “what the Word says.” It seems foolish that spending time with a book could change any situation but that is exactly what God designed it to do. Just reading it is not enough, though. We are also a Spirit Church, meaning we believe that God’s Spirit is also alive and active. This is precisely why Jesus left us with the local church and the ministry offices which includes that of the pastor. Church isn’t a place to make us feel as though we accomplished our weekly spiritual duty. It is where we get equipped to take on the devil and all he will throw at us.
Trusting God all comes down to this: do you believe what His Word says enough to put it to practice? People will get mad a preachers like me because of the boldness of things being said, not realizing that those bold statements are not made for my benefit. They are made for the hearer, to teach them and guide them, and to give them truth to stand on during trial. Trust God and do good. He designed you, your world, and everything in it, so He knows how it works best. Trust His Word and what it says, allow this faith to be built in you, and see the desires of your heart come to pass in your life. He said it, so it must be true!
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.