Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing God…
Is it Rust or Trust…
“What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 31:1 NLT)
The words of Isaiah echoes across the eons of time and have significance for each of us today. I know there’s a 99.9999% chance none of us look to Egypt to help but we may at times turn and trust in our careers, our bank accounts, our cars, our possessions, but Isaiah is telling us no, no, no trust in God.
I completely understand how hard it is to place our trust in God, who we cannot see when there are so many things we can see that offer us peace and prosperity. Yet as history testifies everything the world offers us is temporary at best. I remember my dad telling me. “In life you need to start at the bottom and work your way up.” While that must be true to a certain extent this carries more truth, “In all circumstances in life it is better to start at the top with God then at the bottom.”
As hard as it is to believe in trusting an invisible God the Psalmist offers us this ray of hope not as a probability or a possibility but as a sure thing. “I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.” (Psalm 121:1–8, NLT)
Crustyism 1:3: The world spells trust “R-U-S-T”, the Holy Spirit spells trust T-R-U-S-T. Do you want to RUST or TRUST?
“May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us.” **
Grace and PEACE,
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**Psalm 67:1, New Living Translation