Trusting in God

‭Isaiah 26:3 NLT‬
[3] You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Our peace is guaranteed as long as we keep trusting in the Lord.

Trusting God when it makes no sense is the best time to trust Him.

‭Proverbs 3:5 NLT‬

[5] Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

There is so much that we can do before we reach our wits end. When we get to the place of confusion and do not know where to turn or what to do, trust God for the lead. 

Trust for the lead, for the guide and for the help.



Desires for God

‭Psalms 143:6 NLT‬
[6] I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude

Our desires for God increases when we experience spiritual dryness and depth hunger (spiritual feelings) for Him.

Usually, these desires only disappear when we engage in intense prayers. This is not just normal prayers, but a mutual communication with God that draws your heart to Him so you can know what the will of God is.

The next time you experience an inner, spiritual urge, do not hesitate to pray.

For the Christian, prayer is when you engage God in personal, cordial conversation with Him, and you can talk about various issues that is on your mind. 

Hold on! He held on, too!

Hebrews 4:14-15 NIV
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. [15] For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Hold on, He held on, too!

Jesus experienced the same thing we experience today. So, He is in a good position to offer help, succor, grace, and mercy in times of need.

Now, the gracious part of this is Jesus ability to understand and feel the same way we feel, the same problems we encounter, the same shame and disgrace, the same mistakes, the same mess, the same shortcomings, and the same failures, yet in all these things, He didn’t fail. He triumphed.

So, He is in the best position to put us in the right standing with Him.

Seeking the purpose of God 6

Situations and circumstances often align to God’s purpose.

‭‭Romans 8:28 NLT‬‬

[28] And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

I believe that God is constrict to work with and around human activities. 

He doesn’t need us to do whatever He chooses to do, but we need Him because there are things we can’t control. 


Seeking the purpose of God 4

We must pray and continually ask God’s will to be done.

‭‭Luke 18:1 NLT‬‬

[1] One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.

The devil constantly tries to undermine the purpose and plans of God, and the prayer of the believer is the weapon (amongst others) to defeat the enemy.

Seeking the purpose of God 3

God’s idea of living life is to make a conscious and deliberate effort to live godly and exhibit good, moral character.

‭‭Philippians 2:12 NLT‬‬
[12] Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.

It is also God’s purpose for us to choose to do good.

‭‭Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NLT‬‬

[19] “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! [20] You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

Making the right choice is God’s ultimate will in every situation.

Even our Lord Jesus recognized this when He struggled at His lowest moment. 

‭‭Matthew 26:39 NLT‬‬

[39] He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”


A life changing investment

Every time we make decisions and choices, it is an act of deciding our future and how it takes its shape.

Every reasonable decision has a life-changing impact that can turn out for good.

Good decisions make a good life and bad decisions make a bad life.

Each time we make decisions, it becomes an investment in our lives.

A good investment would likely result in a good life, and a bad investment results in a bad life.

For instance, investing in education can result in a (wide) variety of good things for an individual. Also, investment in your kids can give them a bright future, etc.

Decisions to commit your life to God can and should result in eternal life.

Thus, our decisions end up being the investment we make to have a meaningful life or a terrible one.

The decision to live a good life is a life-changing investment.

Live for eternity

‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭ERV‬‬
[17] The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away. But whoever does what God wants will live forever.

No one ever born lives forever. Everyone dies at one point in time.

Either you die a natural cause, or through human activities or death kills you.

Yes, Everyone will die

So, why not live for eternity. Live like you own nothing here but owns everything in the life beyond.

If we understand what life is, we would make better decisions about how we live on earth. 

Everything we run after will not go with us to the grave.

‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:10‭-‬12‬ ‭ERV‬‬

[10] But the day when the Lord comes again will surprise everyone like the coming of a thief. The sky will disappear with a loud noise. Everything in the sky will be destroyed with fire. And the earth and everything in it will be burned up. [11] Everything will be destroyed in this way. So what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and devoted to God. [12] You should be looking forward to the day of God, wanting more than anything else for it to come soon. When it comes, the sky will be destroyed with fire, and everything in the sky will melt with heat.