Thursday, 11 January 2018

Questions and Answers (Twenty Eight): God is For Us

Trusting God (Part Two): God is For Us 
QUESTION: 
Sometimes it’s tough to trust after so many days of prayers and believing for something, and in the end, you didn't get answers. I really feel abandoned. I mean, you have been praying for this particular thing for years, and this is one of the basics in life. Please, sir, maybe I can get some more idea of different ways of trusting from you. ― RH (Lagos, Nigeria)

ANSWER: 
When we come to God, we must know that He has our best interest at heart. We can never love ourselves more than God loves us. This needs to be the basis of our trust – GOD LOVES ME! GOD IS FOR US! HE IS NOT AGAINST US! YOU CAN NEVER LOVE YOURSELF MORE THAN GOD LOVES YOU. And, He knows more about life than you do. He knows more about our lives than we do. 
"It is time to correct the old men’s fable that equates piety to being deprived of the good things life has to offer. That is a figment of men’s imagination, concocted to steal from us." ― St. Akin de Sage.
YOU CAN TRUST HIM WITH YOUR LIFE (YOUR ALL). He is actively working all things together for your good. He is able and wants to bring good out of EVERY AND ANY SITUATION that might confront us, if only we TRUST HIM with it. When we come to God, we must understand that He can never be second. He is either first in our life or nothing at all. 

ANYTHING (good or bad) that we put before Him becomes a god to us. And, God is not going to support that. In fact, God CANNOT support that. It is contrary to His nature and person. Whatever we want God to do or give to us MUST, and ALWAYS, be subservient to Him. God is going to test that. He will test it either by delaying it coming to pass or checking how freely we are willing to release it back to Him. 

FOR ANYTHING WE CANNOT LET GO OF, WE CANNOT HAVE. This is more about the disposition of our heart than anything we might say, do, or not do outwardly. GOD AND GOD ALONE HAS TO BE NUMBER ONE, AND THE ONE AND ONLY THING WE CANNOT DO WITHOUT. Until the tour heart's disposition is such, we cannot have the fullness of heaven’s backing.

SCRIPTURES: 1 John 4:8; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Romans 8:28; Jeremiah 18:4; Psalm 35:27; 25:3; Isaiah 28:16; 46:4; 49:23; Deuteronomy 6:15; Exodus 20:5; Genesis 22:2; Hebrews 11:19; Luke 18:18-30; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 9:23-24.

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