In our past when we were afraid we had to hide our fear and we chose bizarre ways to do it. Anger-pride-defensiveness anything to guard the truth. But our God will keep His word. We can rest in Him. We can trust Him even when we can’t trust ourselves.

Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

We do not have to stay “camped” in our fear. I have heard it said, “FEAR is actually FAITH in the enemy’s plan for me” so when I am afraid and I decide to not turn fear to trust then I reside in the plan of the enemy of my soul. Break camp and pull up the tent stakes where we have been asleep and let faith and trust arise within us.

Trust is an investment. It is not the same as Grace. “Grace is given – Trust is earned” in these times of division and fear of the future. We can run out of trust even when God will never run out of grace. When we invest our trust in God alone we release the gates of grace and the Holy Spirit floods the dry hard places of our wounded hearts. —” in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” The Grace of God is the arms that carry us to a place of trust and rest.

Standing on the truth that God alone is faithful and trusting Him because He does what He says He will do allows us to walk in the Grace of God that brings us into His rest and peace.

— in God I trust and am not afraid. Trust in God means that the truth is what God says no matter what man thinks.

—What can mere mortals do to me? The fear of man is birth from the lies of man.

Pastor Larry McKenna

One Reply to “Fearless Trust…”

  1. Larry you are correct about ” grace is given-trust is earned”. Trusting God is different then trusting man. God is always working for our good so we can trust Him and not be afraid. We do learn to trust God as we walk this journey of life and see His faithfulness as we look back. This is one of the important parts of giving testimony. The one who gives the testimony and the one who hears the testimony learn to trust God more. Back to human trust in each other. Once the trust is broken it takes a long while to rebuild. It can be done though. Recently Mike and I left the country for two weeks, we left our son and his wife in our home while we were away. Jon is a Jericho house graduate. It took two years to get to the place where we were willing to do that. To be honest there was still some fear in my mind but Jon’s long term walk gave me the willingness to do it. I’m thankful to say that he was faithful to do the right thing while we were away. With Jon’s faithfulness comes increase reestablishment of trust. The trust for Jon is not the only consequence but I too walked out my faith in God that if the outcome had been different the choice to trust Jon would still have been worth it. Everything we have is God’s so I really was trusting Jon with God’s stuff not my stuff. These words sound simple but the road we have traveled has been long and hard . We are still learning to trust. God continues to make us into new creations.

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