This article is by Patsy Cameneti and published by rhema.org
God wants you to live in a place of victory. He doesn’t want you to get chased out of your inheritance by the enemy after experiencing success. The prerequisite for living in what belongs to you is trusting in the Lord!
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
God has plans for you. He wants to bring those plans to pass but can only do that for those who rely on Him. No one can pray for God’s plan to be done in your life if you won’t trust Him!
In Mark chapter 4, Jesus rebuked His disciples when they thought their boat would capsize. He asked, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (v. 40 NKJV). Trust is another way of saying “faith.” Fear shows that your confidence is in something other than the Lord.
To have God’s best, to live in victory, and for Him to be your protector, you must completely depend on Him. God created everything—the silver, the gold, the cattle on a thousand hills—it all belongs to Him. The one thing that doesn’t is your trust. And only you can give that to Him.
One day the Lord said to me, “I need your trust. There are some things about My plan that need to come to pass! I want to bring them to pass in your life, but I need one thing from you. I need your trust. If you don’t give it to Me, I won’t have it!
Trusting God is crucial to staying steady and not falling apart when circumstances that look contrary to the will and Word of God arise.
Trusting God is crucial to staying steady and not falling apart when circumstances contrary to the will and Word of God arise. Situations can be as good as dead around you. It’s your faith that pulls the lever to bring God’s power to change your circumstance.
We can look to Sarah, Abraham’s wife, as an example. First Peter 3:5–6 (AMPC) tells us to put our trust in God the way she did. Sarah’s confidence in the Lord brought power into her and Abraham’s bodies, and she gave birth to Isaac. (See Heb. 11:11.) And from Isaac came Jacob. And from Jacob came the 12 tribes of Israel and so on until Jesus was born.
God needs you to trust Him, not the situation. Trusting in what you see shuts off the power. But your faith makes the connection from Heaven to earth and brings the power of God on the scene.
You may ask, “How do I know if I’m trusting God?” One way to know if you are nottrusting Him is if you are worrying. And the way to stop worrying is to find scriptures that help you trust in the Lord. Then proclaim, “I trust the Lord in . . .” and insert what you are anxious about. By doing this, you are calling on His lordship to straighten out that area.
I heard the Lord once say, “Trust gives thrust to the plan of God.” If God’s plan for you seems stuck or in reverse, remember that trusting in your Heavenly Father gives thrust to His plans! God has much goodness stored up for you. And the way for it to reach its destination is by placing your trust in Him.
Psalms of Trust
As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.
He who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.