There are times when we do not trust the Lord. Am I telling the truth?
When you sit off by yourself picking at your sore spots, you discover all types of reasons why you should never put your trust in God.
Some of us ask these questions
Why should I rely on a God who sat back and watched all those horrific things to happen to me? Why should I trust Him now? I have placed my trust in Him and my life fell apart. God, if you love me so much, then why didn’t you heal my mother? Why did you allow that accident to happen? Why did I lose all my money after paying my tithes? Why didn’t my marriage work? Why did my child commit suicide? Why did my sister get molested? Why did the church hurt me so bad? Why didn’t You answer my prayer? I loved and served You. I trusted in You. I served You.
Silent bitterness toward God
Many Christians are walking around with a silent bitterness in their hearts toward God. That might sound ridiculous. Why? Because how can anyone be angry at the Sovereign God? After all, He gave us free will, right? We are not robots, right?
Nevertheless, when you have cried out to God and it feels like He has let you down, a strong deceptive spirit can take root in your heart. And if you do not rebuke it, that spirit will grab at your feet and drag you away from intimacy with God.
Listen, we cannot fully understand the Mighty God. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. That is why Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) warns, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Prayer: Father, we repent right now of our unbelief in You. We have been angry with You because You did not move the way we anticipated. Like Mary and Martha, we were disappointed because You allowed our situations to die like Lazarus. But we repent, Father. You are Jehovah, Lord God Almighty. You are the Potter and we are the clay. You have a right to do what you desire to do with the clay.
Your Word says you have a plan to prosper us and not to harm us. You also said all things will work together for our good. Therefore, we believe the abuse will transform into a powerful ministry. We believe the slander will strengthen us. We believe You will restore our finances, and that everyone who stole from us will reap what they have sown. We believe everything will empower us and be a blessing to others. We offer our lives up to You like a sweet offering. Father, we surrender to You again in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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