Trust says, I know God can do it, because I remember He did it once before.
“And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity].” Psalm 9:10 Amplified Bible
I’m sitting here writing to you from my desk, feeling a little down about the stress of my current situation. I wanted to lift my spirits, so I began to sing as I often do. These words from one of my favorite songs came to my mind: “But, I’ll Trust You.” Sometimes we go through situations where we feel so beaten down by life, the decisions we’ve made, or just the journey of waiting on God to do what He promised.
Trust is so easy to fail at because our current situations can seem so overwhelming that we forget how awesome God is and how He’s been there even when we couldn’t see him. I’ve made a decision that I will trust Him! I will trust Him in darkness and in sunshine. I will trust Him when I’m happy, or when I’m sad. I will trust Him when funds are low or when my bank account is stacked. I will Trust Him.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were faced with a giant, the fiery furnace. They were being ruled by a king and commanded to worship an idol god. When the king told them if they didn’t worship the idol god of gold he would throw them into a blazing fiery furnace, the three Hebrew boys replied in this manner: “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Daniel 3:14-18 NIV
They were saying, “even if my bill is past due and I get evicted, even if my man walks out on me with these kids, even if I get a pink slip today, satan I serve you notice: GOD IS ABLE TO DELIVER ME FROM IT. I will walk around holding my head high in victory of Jesus, not in defeat of circumstance.”
The story goes on to tell how they were indeed thrown into the fire. But this is where the plot thickens. “Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Daniel 3:24-25
Even when you are thrown into the fire TRUST and believe that not only is God in there with you, but He will bring you out unharmed, unscathed, unbattered, and UNBOUND.
I thank You for bringing to my memory even when I am in a slump that if You don’t bring me out, You will get in there with me and bring me out unharmed. God teach me how to trust You more. This road is tough, and it isn’t easy, but I want be able to say in boldness I’LL TRUST YOU. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, I EMPOWER you today to trust God in the midst of your fire. Trust that He will restore your broken heart, He will handle your finances, He will protect your children, and He will provide all of your provisions. He just asks that you trust Him.
In honor of Black Music Month enjoy “I Trust You” by James Fortune and Fiya:
As a professional, Mrs. Khalilah Burton is College Biology Instructor. She is also currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Ed and Community College Leadership. Khalilah is passionate about her faith journey and uses this key scripture as her inspiration: “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.” Hebrews 11:6. She teaches Young Adult Bible Study and Sunday School and also serves as a guest speaker and panelist for various events for women and Christian empowerment. Khalilah resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her wonderful husband Donald Burton, Jr. and their energetic three-year old daughter where they attend St. Luke Christian Church.