Saturday, 29 August 2015

Trusting God For Deliverance

#SpiritAndLifeDevotional
Saturday, August 29
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

Trusting God For Deliverance

"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him." Nahum 1:7 NKJV

In our heads we want God to help us, but in our hearts, receiving help from Him is not priority. Why do I say so? Because God is usually the last person we talk to; we talk to everyone else, and when they fail us, and our backs are to the wall, then it dawns on us that only God can help us, and then we turn and run to Him. Listen, God is good, but, He knows those who put their trust in Him. Even if you're a professional, please trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding!

2 Chronicles 2:9 says, "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” The Message says: "God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him." See how eager and willing God is to help us in times of trouble. But notice that He's also looking for those who are solely dependent on Him! You can't make God a plan E and expect Him to treat your case as top priority. Hanani the seer said to Asa, “Because you went for help to the king of Aram and didn’t ask God for help, you’ve lost a victory over the army of the king of Aram. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God’s help."

Jeremiah 17:7-8 says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit." Amen! Decide today to trust in the Lord at all times; He never disappoints.

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