The type of challenge doesn’t matter or the circumstances that follow; when we abide in God, and His words abide in us, we confidently say amen to His will. We might not understand everything—but we Trust Him.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord (Psalm 112:7).
We hold Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s relationship with the Lord in high regard for telling King Nebuchadnezzar they wouldn’t worship the gold statute (see Daniel 3). And what about Daniel’s trust in God when he defied King Darius’ ordinance not to petition any god or man other than the king? (See Daniel 6.) Let’s not forget Abraham, who left everything and unquestioningly trusted God on an unknown journey (see Genesis 12).
And those who know Your name [who have experienced Your precious mercy] will put their confident trust in You,
For You, O Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You (Psalm 9:10 AMP).
I doubt if those pioneers of faith obtained that level of trust just by casually knowing about God without having experiential encounters with Him, for that degree of trust is progressive.
It’s one thing to have head knowledge and another thing to have first-hand—experience.
As we experience the Holy Spirit intimately, we increasingly see spiritual growth and our prayers changing from—Lord, change my situation to—guide, comfort, and teach me how to trust You more.
God wants our trust.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV).
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