The Kingdom Values - Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5
Posted on:
March 7, 2022

This week we are looking at the value of trust. We ask the question, where do we put our trust? The classic assembly illustration is a person leaning backwards, trusting that the person behind them will not let them fall.  

Where do you put your trust? In Psalm 3 we read of King David’s declaration of trust in God.

“But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.”

This declaration of trust was made in the middle of a battle. David faced real enemies who really wanted to take his life. He literally had enemies on all sides. We pray at this time especially, for those who face real enemies in their lives and ask that God be their shield and defender.

In Psalm 23, we read that the same David wrote, “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” David uses the analogy of a shepherd as that was his experience. A shepherd is close by to his sheep and would live with them in the field, protecting them from all enemies. The sheep would know their shepherds voice and would follow.  

In John 10, we read the words of Jesus, “I am the good shepherd, who lays down his life for the sheep.” “I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”  

This week, as we consider trust, consider how well you know the voice of God in your life. We have his word and the Holy Spirit who has been given to encourage and strengthen us as we seek to do his will. If you are seeking God in your ways, he promises in Matthew 7,

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  

God is good, but sometimes his ways do not match our expectations of how things should work. If you feel you have ever been let down by unanswered prayer, or through a situation not going as you had planned, please come and talk it over. Sometimes, our understanding and God’s direction can seem divergent. As a family at St Wilfrid’s we are always here to help and support your faith journey. It takes faith to put Proverbs 3:5 into practice and we are all here to strengthen and support each other.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths”

What is your response?
As you read the devotional, set some time aside to ask God how the word can change you today.
James 1:22 says "Do not merely listen to the word...do what it says." How can you live out the challenges set, or share the encouragement from the post today?
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