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July 2007: Do you trust God?
So many of us would like to think that we trust God, but how many of us really do when we face trying situations in our lives? I was talking with a friend of mine recently who was tempted to take revenge into his own hands against somebody who has done him much wrong. I told him to give place to wrath and let God repay them for what they've done. As the Bible tells us, we are to give place to wrath:
Romans 12:19, "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."
Do you know that even when we become bitter and allow ourselves to brew over what somebody has done to us... that we are not trusting God to judge rightly in the matter on our behalf?
There are countless everyday experiences just like this that reflect the trust that we have in God. The fact is... if God's Word gives us an assurance and we continue to ponder the matter... we don't really believe God in that area of our life!
James 2:23, "And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God."
It is time that we take God and His Word seriously and BELIEVE what He's telling us! This sounds like a simple matter, and it is... but this one truth will separate a mature God-fearing and God-trusting believer from the rest of the church today. God is relying on you to believe what He tells you... for without faith it is impossible to please Him:
Hebrews 11:6, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
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