For this reason I also am suffering these things—but I am not ashamed, for I know in whom I have trusted and I am convinced He is able to safeguard what I have entrusted to Him until that Day.”
2 Timothy 1:12 TLV
Fear not, for I am with you,
be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you.
Surely I will help you.
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
-Isaiah 41:10 TLV
What is our purpose? What is our work?
That was the question a crowd in Capernaum, gathered around Jesus’s feet, wondered. They asked Jesus “What shall we do to perform the works of God?” (John 6:28 TLV) and Christ replied ” This is the work of God, to trust in the One He sent.”(John 6:29 TLV)
Really? That’s it? Just trusting in Jesus?
Yup. That’s it. But I’ve discovered 3 things about trusting in Jesus, it’s a simple request, the best thing you could do, but also the hardest. Whether it’s trusting God with our short term goals, long term future, or our daily lives, trusting can be difficult.
What makes trusting in God so difficult is the conscious decision to fully submit life’s circumstances and outcomes to God. An idea your senses cannot grab and only your faith can cling onto. It ultimately involves walking into the unknown.
The unknown can be a scary place, especially if you’ve experienced hurts, pains, and disappointments in your life, but remember, there is never anything to fear.
If we remember that Jesus loves us enough to die for us, and only wants what’s best for us as our Heavenly Father, we can take courage to believe that if He asks us to completely trust in Him, it will always be for our good. We can know without a doubt that it will be better than alright, it will be perfect as only He could do!
Trusting in God frees us to walk with joy and peace into all the wonderful plans and promises He has for us in our lives. Trusting in Jesus also brings you closer to Him, to see Him work in ways you would not have seen, or even fathomed, if you hadn’t trusted in God.
Trusting God with our long term future, short term goals, and every step of our lives is the work which fulfills our purpose. It is the best and surest thing you could possibly do.
“Surely no one who waits for You will be ashamed.”
-Psalms 25:3 TLV
“In a day when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you…”
“This I know—that God is for me.”
“Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For in You my soul takes refuge.
In the shadow of Your wings I take refuge, until destruction passes by.”
“…But I—I sing of your strength! Yes in the morning I sing aloud of Your lovingkindness”
“For God is my strong tower—My God of lovingkindness”
Psalm 56:4,10 . Psalm 57:2 . Psalm 59:17-18
Like a shepherd, He tends His flock.
He gathers the lambs in His arms
carries them in his bosom,
and gently guides nursing ewes.”
-Isaiah 40:11 TLV
For I also passed on to you first of all what I also received —
That Messiah (Jesus Christ) died for our sins
according to the Scriptures,
that He was buried,
that He was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures,
and that He appeared to Kefa,
then to the Twelve.
Then He appeared to over five hundred
brothers and sisters at one time—
most of them are still alive,
though some have died.
Then He appeared to Jacob,
then all the emissaries
and last of all, as to one untimely born,
He also appeared to me…
– 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 TLV
1 Corinthians 13- TLV “The Superior Way of Love”
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels
but have not love,
I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy
and know all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains
but have not love,
I am nothing.
If I give away all that I own
and if I hand over my body so I might boast
but have not love,
I gain nothing.
Love is patient,
love is kind,
it does not envy,
it does not brag,
it is not puffed up,
it does not behave inappropriately,
it does not seek its own way,
it is not provoked,
it keeps no account of wrong,
it does not rejoice over injustice but rejoices in the truth;
it bears all things,
it believes all things,
it hopes all things,
it endures all things,
Love never fails–
but where there are prophecies,
they will pass away;
where there are tongues,
they will cease;
where there is knowledge,
it will pass away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
but when that which is perfect has come,
then that which is patial will pass away.
When I was a child,
I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child,
I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see in a mirror dimly,
but then face to face.
Now I know in part,
but then I will know fully,
even as I have been fully known.
But now these three remain—
faith, hope, and love.
And the greatest of these is love.
For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,
plans for shalom and not calamity
to give you a future and a Hope.
-Jeremiah 29:11 TLV
We are all unique
Every person that has ever lived,
So our Walk, our Story, our Relationship with our Heavenly Father is made special just for us.
We look to people’s testimonies about their walks with Christ and read about people in the Bible and their journeys, and in it we seek hope and encouragement for our daily Walk with Christ. To us help find clarity in the season or path Christ has us walking on.
The truth is my friends that our walk and the path God has for us is just as original as you are, with only one Captain who knows the way, the one with the perfect plan.
“For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,” declares ADONAI, “plans for shalom (peace) and not calamity–to give you a future and a hope.”
In the body of Christ we are each just as unique as a puzzle piece, a spot only you can fill but yet when you combine all these different pieces you get one, whole beautiful picture. A picture of the body of Christ and God’s complete plan for you life.
It is so awesome and mind blowing to know that my little life, the ups and downs and in-betweens, are all part of a huge and beautiful plan. A plan that advances God’s kingdom and fills us all with His awesome and all inspiring love!
Know that you are special and that no matter what your going through right now, God has a beautiful and perfect plan for your life. A plan way beyond anything you could ever comprehend or even imagine. A plan that will give you a future and a hope.
I pray God’s Blessing over your life in whatever season you’re in and hope this blog encourages you in the beautiful and wonderful journey God has for you!
One gives freely, yet gains even more.
Another withholds unjustly, and comes to poverty.
A soul who blesses will prosper, and one who gives water will himself be satisfied.
People curse anyone withholding grain,
but blessing is on the head of one who dispenses it.