It’s a five-letter word but carries a lot of weight. Many relationships and careers have ended because of this “heavy” word. Every single person in this world has encountered this word TRUST in one way or the other whether good or bad. A lot of people say, it takes a few seconds to break the trust that you may have built for years. It doesn’t matter how it ended but rather who you trusted.
I kept hearing the word TRUST at this prayer meeting and was wondering why the word kept ringing in my spirit. Could it be that I was not trusting God enough? Or was there a message that the Lord wanted to give to His people. To be honest, I was a bit uneasy because it felt more like a burden had been placed on my heart. So I asked the Holy Spirit to explain it to me.
In the explanation, He showed me a mirror. I did not understand it initially because I was wondering how He would link the two; Mirror??? Trust?? That was not my duty anyways, mine was to avail myself and listen to the message He needed His children to receive. Suddenly, I saw myself standing in front of this same mirror. I was looking at myself in the mirror to see and when I was done, I was confident that I was looking good.
The questions the Holy Spirit posed to me blew my mind. I am quoting verbatim….
“Janice you trust your mirror right? You believe you are looking good right? You believe the mirror will not lie to you right? This assurance gave you confidence right?”
And I answered YES to all the questions. Then He added, “So why can’t you trust the one who created you? You can trust things created by man but you can’t trust the one who created the man who made the mirror you are looking into.” So the question is, if the creator (God) made man and this man gets the knowledge and wisdom from this same creator (God) to make this mirror then why trust man when you can trust the source of the wisdom???
Okay let me break it down. If I want to buy a good car, do I go to my mechanic to buy the car or will I buy the car from the manufacturers? I will not go to the mechanic because I will not TRUST that he will be able to make cars when there are manufacturers of vehicles with good brand names available. In that same way, I TRUST manufacturers of cars because I believe in the brand name, the durability and specifications stated by these manufacturers. I TRUST the reasons why I will decide to buy that particular vehicle from that particular brand.
But the big question is, “Can you TRUST God like you trust these material things and even human beings?
I am sure many will ask, “How do I trust again when I have been let down so many times?”
“When I am afraid,
I will put my trust
and faith in You.”
But let me throw this question back to you and I need you to answer it genuinely. How many times have we all let Jesus down when we did not trust Him in so many things? Can you actually count the number of times? I know you cannot count that is why you must trust again. If Jesus can still hold on and wait for us to come back to Him even when we have doubted His trust, then we as human beings can definitely trust again.
How can I trust again? Or how do I trust Jesus with everything? You can only trust when there is a relationship. Just like married people and young adults dating, we learn to trust when we build on the relationship. Do you have a relationship with Jesus? Do you trust Him well enough if you do have a relationship with Him? How do you have a relationship with Him? Constant communication and listening. Just like every couple, it is through constant communication and listening from BOTH parties that helps to build and strengthen relationships thus building the TRUST that the relationship needs.
“Let me hear Your lovingkindness
in the morning, For I trust in You.
Teach me the way in which I should
walk, For I lift up my soul to You.”
Have you developed that relationship? Are you communicating with Him every time? Are you listening to what He has to say after you have finished speaking to Him? Have you identified the way He speaks and communicates with you? As children of God, we need these key things before you can trust completely. Just like how you trust your mirror or your family and even some friends on certain issues and not all issues, He wants you to Trust Him with every single part of your being.
That’s so deep and that’s a real friend. How many friends have let you down? Has He ever let you down? Does He fail to let the sun rise? Does He fail to wake you up? Does He forget to let the moon out at night to give out light? Has He ever taken His breath away from you? That’s enough reason to TRUST Him.
“Look at the birds of the air;
they neither sow [seed] nor
reap [the harvest] nor gather
[the crops] into barns, and
yet your heavenly Father
keeps feeding them. Are you
not worth much more than they?”
We fall asleep everyday with the assurance that we will see the next morning. But have you wondered how you slept and how you woke up? Was it a friend that woke you up or your alarm clock? If it was a friend, then who woke that friend up to wake you up? If you believe it is an alarm clock, then you must be wrong because there have been times where my alarm clock goes off yet I do not wake up. If He does not fail to provide these necessities, then why can’t you TRUST Him??
“Do not let your heart be troubled
(afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently]
in God and trust in Him, [have faith,
hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and]
believe also in Me.”
Say this Prayer from within your heart
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and for the assurance of your trust. Please help me develop a relationship with you so that I can learn to TRUST in you completely even when things do not seem right. I cannot do it on my own and I acknowledge this weakness so that I can receive strength. Thank you for answering my prayer in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen!
Kindly let the words of this song “I trust you” by James Fortune speak to you greatly.
Don’t forget that God loves you very much and is waiting with open arms for you.
…Inspired by the Holy Spirit