Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. – Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)
Early part of February 2018, I had a few challenges I was dealing with. I prayed many days, I fasted, it appeared as if nothing was happening. One day as I was driving alone to work, I began to talk to God. “Dear God, is it that I have not prayed enough, what is it that I have done wrong , please why are you not showing up, my heart is troubled, God.”
Then this scripture suddenly dominated my mind . “He keepeth him in perfect peace he whose mind is stayed on him. because he trust in him.”
I said , wow! God,what are you saying? You know I need this peace . What exactly are you saying Lord? If I don’t believe, why will I be praying, why will I be fasting, Lord. Then the spirit directed me to the last part of that scripture “…because he trust in him.”
I parked by the road side , took the dictionary in my phone to look up again the word trust. I was trying to figure out where I was missing it .
The word trust is defined as firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
Firm belief means, to have every confidence in, to have an unshakable reliance on someone’s ability . It means to pin ones hope on, to bank on , to count on , to be fully sure of.
Suddenly Isaiah 26:3 began to make some deeper meaning to me. Then my spirit went to
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding …
Now this is totally a different level of trust. One thing is to trust someone because you know their ability, you know how they function, you can clearly figure out how they will respond and how they will do what you are asking.
Another is to trust even when you don’t know how the person will answer you. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding …
I am talking about trust that defies logic . Trust that can make you walk through the Red Sea with pillars of water on both sides. Trust that can make a Peter walk on the water because Jesus said come. I am talking about trust that can make an Elijah challenge the prophets of Baal. I am talking about Trust that made Abraham believe against all hope. Trust when you don’t know how, but you know who.
Trust when you don’t know how, but you know who.
Why should we trust in God and lean not in our own understanding .
1. God is limitless, you can’t limit his operation
2. God has the heart of all men in his hands, he decides how best to use them for his purpose .
3. He is the porter we are the clay. He is the one that made us. He understands us more than we even know ourselves
4. God’s ways are not our ways, His foolishness is even wiser than our wisdom
5. He sees what we can’t see.
6. He sees the end from the beginning.
7. He knows exactly how best to respond to our needs.
Suddenly I saw things from a whole new dimension. I cried out to God to forgive my limiting him, my trying to build a fence around his operation. I decided to relax and allow God take the rudder and navigate me out of the situation I was going through. Peace flooded my heart, that inner peace continued to grow daily, the challenges started giving way from a totally new path, I didn’t factor in all along.
Friends, I don’t know what you are going through but I challenge you; “Trust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart. Do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know,acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP)
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you.
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