Trust and Obey


Devotion: 2 Samuel 22:31

“There is no other way; to be happy in Jesus; but to trust and obey.”  We have two choices.   We can trust in what our own flesh tells us or we can trust in what the Living God tells us. His Word remains true when your life is falling apart.  His Word remains true when the world turns against you.  His Word remains true even in your doubting.

Our Lord is trust worthy.  His Word is truth. When we are weak; He remains strong! John tells us;  “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”   Our hope and strength comes from Christ alone.  We cannot fake trust and obedience.

Our flesh will deceive us twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We want comfort.  We want easy.  We want pleasure.   If we trust and obey the Lord daily; instead of our own flesh; God will be honored and glorified.  We may have to suffer.  We may have to be uncomfortable.  We may have to do hard.  We may have to do the unpleasant.

God is always for us.  If we obey Him; all will be right one day.  It might not be this side of heaven.  It might be in eternity.  How do we trust and obey in the midst of persecution and conflict?  We choose to trust; one faith-filled moment at a time, one courageous step at a time.  We walk in the light as He is in the light, no matter what comes.

In this world we we will battle trials and tribulation. Trust and obey anyway.   Say to your soul, “I will hope in the Lord continually”.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord, I choose to trust and obey You.  When my world is crashing in; I will lift mine eyes into the hills from where my help comes.  I choose to believe Your Word because Your Word is truth.  I will not lean unto mine own understanding but in all my ways acknowledge You.  You are my strength and shield.  I love You Lord.  In Jesus Name.  Amen




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