I want to share something with you.
Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”
There’s a lot of things concerning our life and purpose that God wants to reveal to us, but we’re just too distracted with other things… we must stop and start seeking God in everything. He will show us great and mighty things if we just earnestly seek Him, just like Jesus. He was always seeking to know the will of the Father… He is our example.
1 Corinthians 2:9 “but just as it is written, ‘Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.’”
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
How do you trust in the Lord?
Do you truly trust Him? Having faith is having trust. You have to trust with your entire being that God has your back and that He will help you and take care of you. He knows what is best, but to truly embrace what He has planned for you, you have to fully trust. Our trust is not foolish, for our God is both faithful and good.
James 4:7, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
If we truly trust God, we will submit EVERYTHING to him. God doesn’t come through for you because you deserve it or because you've been good. God comes through for you because that’s who He is. Remember when God’s been faithful to you before and let that build your confidence in Him. You can trust God because He’s faithful.
How do you trust God in very difficult times in your life?
Prayer can be a great comfort. God wants to hear everything from you. Nothing is too small or too big. Pour out your heart in prayer, asking God for what you want. Trust him to provide the wisest answer in His perfect timing. The testing of faith drives believers into deeper communion and greater trust in Christ – qualities that in turn produce a stable, godly and righteous character. God allows trials in our lives to produce spiritual endurance.
Think about Job. God allowed him to go through many trials, and what did Job do? He trusted the Lord! Job knew there was a reason for it, but he kept his faith and trust in God.
The importance of perseverance in prayer
Perseverance shows God that we are serious in our prayer. God’s providence will come about. Have faith that God hears our prayers and will respond at the precise time it will benefit His divine will most! Watch God at work in our prayer life by understanding His response to our petitions.
Why is it hard to trust God?
Another reason we can struggle to trust God is that we have limited understanding. We see so little when it comes to human history. It is hard for us to know how suffering fits in with God’s good plan. We are taught to believe that God’s plan is good and right, but it’s difficult to see that when things are most difficult.
But when we have hard times then it’s even more important to put trust in God. Scripture says, “The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble” – Psalm 9:9 and Psalm 34:10b, “But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.” Isaiah 26:3-4, “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.”
We should always trust in the Lord!
Have you been trying to earn your salvation by your own goodness? Instead, open your heart to Jesus Christ, and trust Him alone for your salvation. Then ask God to lead you to a church where you can hear His Word and be encouraged in your faith.
Isaiah 65:24 declares, “It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”
Remember when God is quiet, He is up to something. Words can’t express the ache in my heart. I feel pain everyday. I pray to him as I am desperate for help. I need to know that He care, that He loves me, and be my refuge for the pain, replacing my distress with peace and be my strength when I feel weak and find it hard to carry on.
Isaiah 40:29, “He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.”
God gives a fresh supply of spiritual –supernatural– strength and faith to those who have a humble dependence on Him. When we try to get through difficulties on our own strength, we often fall short and become weary, unable to bear the burden. Remember, any decision you are bout to make. Ask yourself one question. This one question will answer anything and everything in your life: “What would Jesus do?”
Prayer is your conversation with God and how you can develop a personal and meaningful relationship with the God of the universe who loves you. It’s how He can do miracles in your heart. Through prayer, He can bring your life into alignment with His vision and plans. Prayer is an important way to experience God as the religious believer can communicate with Him. By bringing their problems to God, or asking for forgiveness and help, they come closer to Him. Christians believe they can speak with God in prayer and were taught to pray by Jesus Himself.
Prayer also energizes the heart of a believer through the power of the Spirit. Consistent prayer also releases the power of God’s blessing on your life and circumstances. Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.
There are five main reasons to pray all the time.
To strengthen your relationship with God. If you take only one thing away from this message, I hope this point is the one you take home with you.
To ask for guidance. Even Jesus, as a man, asked for God’s guidance.
To ask for forgiveness.
To Unlock faith in your life.
To ask for something you want or need, that is inline with God's will.
Jesus set the example in Gethsemane when He prayed for God’s will to be done, not His own. Perhaps prayer should be used not to change God’s will but to discover His will, and then to conform our will to His. Remember to ALWAYS trust the Lord.
* Quotes sourced from unknown internet search. Bible verses are NASB.