Saturday, March 24, 2018

Again With The Testimony - Trust

"If you happen to think to yourself, These nations are greater than we are; how can we possibly possess their land? don't be afraid of them! Remember, instead, what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and all Egypt." (Deuteronomy 7:17-18)

Most of us are far enough along in life that we have decades of experience with almost everything. Those of us fortunate enough to have known the Lord for most of this time could write a library of books about Father's actions on our behalf during most of these experiences. This means we have a wealth of testimonies to draw on when we need to encourage ourselves in the Lord during any valley moments.

We should, but often, in our panic, we forget where our salvation comes from. We forget who has never failed us. We forget who has all the resources. And we forget who loves us more than any other. No one can touch his wisdom. And no one is as intensely occupied with our success in this journey.

Like Israel, when we face giants, mountains and situations that are greater than we are, we need only remember our past experiences with Father and trust. He is forever the same. His love is a constant because he can't be any more or any less than himself. He is our rescuer. He is our provider. He is our teacher. He is our corrector. He is our guide. He is ... more than enough in every situation.

Trust.

"Don’t be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me." (John 14:1)