TRUSTING IN THE BAD TIMES AS WELL AS THE GOOD

Trusting God requires an act of our mind as well as our will. We need to teach our minds that God is completely worthy of our trust. Here are three essential truths about God which lead us to trust Him more fully:

1 – God is completely sovereign. He rules with no one above Him. God is, was, and always will be the absolute authority. He is In control of everything without question. He is the dominate and supreme Lord and King reigning over all of history; over all time. God has no beginning and no end.

2 – God is infinite in wisdom. God knows the future. He is limitless in insight. His judgment is final, accurate, and just. Romans 11:33 “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”

3 – God is perfect in love. We often hear, and sometimes ask, “If God is a God of love, how can such a thing happen?” Jeremiah affirmed God’s perfect wisdom when he wrote, “Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.” Lamentations 3:32-33

Jeremiah also offends many when in the same chapter v 37-38 he writes: “Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? Is it not from the mouth of the most High that both calamities and good things come?”

We must learn to trust what we don’t understand because God is completely trustworthy.  Psalm 9 verse ten show us that, “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

To know God’s name is to know Him in an intimate personal way. It is more than knowing facts about God. It is coming into a deeper personal relationship with Him as a result of seeking Him and discovering Him to be completely trustworthy.

4 thoughts on “TRUSTING IN THE BAD TIMES AS WELL AS THE GOOD”

  1. Hi guys
    Thanks for the up date and information. Yes, it is tough on one hand and HIS amazing love on the other. I pray for you when I have my prayer time in the morning (most always)….sometimes I put it off until mid morning and once in a while I catch my self getting involved in “stuff” and it’s in the afternoon. Sorry about that.
    Have a great week end.
    Your friend in Christ
    Pastor Phil

  2. Jim and Lois,

    Just wanted to say thanks for the encouraging word and let you know that we are praying for you. What an encouragement you both are to me and I love you both more everyday. Have a great day and Go Hawkeyes!!

    Marion

  3. Dear Lois & Jim,
    It is so good to get some encouraging news. I know from my sister’s cancer how good it is when counts are better. I keep requesting prayer for you at church, and think of you often and pray for you.
    Love & Prayers, Marilyn

  4. Hello there Jim & Lois,

    This post was most encouraging it is soooo true WE know God so we Will trust Him, in the triumph ..in the turmoil. My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago…. GOD IS IN CONTROL. I KNOW THIS !!!!

    Please know that you are in my prayers Lois, individualy and your family as a whole ….. May our God the God of all comfort be with you !!! Praise God for the the strength and courage He has given already !!!

    God Bless YOU,
    Amy (Ontario)

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