Trust | Pastor Greg | 4/15/20

Psalm 73:25, 26 25

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

God is enough and He can be trusted. In fact, he is the only one that can be trusted all of the time. He is also the only one who can satisfy our deepest needs of the heart. In a season where all of our sports, entertainment, and creature comforts have been stripped away, we can clearly see that we have a rock that will never be moved. However, as we were reminded of on Easter Sunday….He still moves stones. He is more powerful than Satan, sin, and death and he will remove obstacles from our lives to show us that trusting in Him alone is right where are hearts need to be.

The Psalmist praises God because he has searched throughout all of creation and has come to the understanding that earth has nothing that compares to God. There is nothing even close. Someone from our church shared a card with me this week that read like this…

Five things God wants you to remember in trying times:

1. You’re never, ever alone.
2. Nothing takes Him by surprise.
3. When you’re weak, He’s strong.
4. He’s the God of new beginnings.
5. His love never gives up on us. Trusting Him to carry us through.

God should be our trust. Yes, even when things fall apart around us. He is our hope even we aren’t doing well physically, emotionally, or spiritually and we fail. Our confidence lies in the one who will never fail. God is the strength of our hearts. Through Jesus we can know and walk daily with the God who is trustworthy. His grace sustains us and carries us through every tomorrow. So fix your eyes on Him knowing that He has a plan and that he is working things out for our good and for His glory.

When Paul faced trials that were beyond Him he pleaded with the Lord to take them away. But for a season they remained. What did Jesus say to his servant in the midst of the struggle….

2 Corinthians 12:9 9 But he (Jesus) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

God glorifies himself through our weaknesses. His power, plan, and provision are unmatched. We just need to remember to trust Jesus with everything. As we cling to the King in everything, may we humbly remind ourselves that He alone is sufficient and that He alone is our strength.

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