Find Rest: Trust and Wait

​”My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.  For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.  But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God , that I may declare all thy works.” Psalms 73:26‭-‬28

We all want good things to happen in our lives, but too often we want it immediately or faster…not later. Wherefore we must lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save our souls. We are trusting God if we believe that we have nothing to loose when we keep drawing near God, forsake our sins and reject missing eternal joy and peace. But If our mind feels worn out, excessively inquisitive, or slippery all the time, it’s not trusting God.

The tendency to want to know about everything that’s going on can be detrimental to your Christian walk. Sometimes knowing everything can be uncomfortable and can even hurt you. I spent a large part of my life being impatient, frustrated and disappointed because there were things I didn’t know. God had to teach me to leave things alone and quit feeling that I needed to know everything. I finally learned to trust the One who knows all things and accept that some questions may never be answered. We prove that we trust God when we refuse to worry.

God wants us to live by discernment—revelation knowledge, not head knowledge. It’s difficult to exercise discernment if you’re always trying to figure everything out. But when you’re willing to say, “God, I can’t figure this out, so I’m going to trust You to give me revelation that will set me free,” then you can be comfortable in spite of not knowing. Trusting God often requires not knowing how God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and not knowing when He will do it. We often say God is never late, but generally He isn’t early either. Why? Because He uses times of waiting to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives. Shalom!

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