Trust - Psalm 44:4-7

Take Time to Pray


Psalm 91:1-2

1 I will praise You, O LORD, with all my heart;

I will tell of all Your wonders.*

2 I will be glad and rejoice in You;

I will sing praise to Your Name, O Most High.


*No sinful human can tell of all of God's wonders. God's greatest wonder is our salvation.



Examine


4 You are my King and my God

Who decrees victories for Jacob.

5 Through You we push back our enemies;

through Your name we trample our foes.

6 I do not trust in my bow,

my sword does not bring me victory;

7 but You gave us victory over our enemies,

You put our adversaries to shame.



Notice


God

  • God is truly worthy of our trust.

  • God is victorious.

  • God fights for us.

Lesson

  • We must trust in God and not earthly things.

  • God is always victorious even when we doubt His plan.

  • God is always fighting for us, so we have no reason to fear.



Do


Question

  • How do I learn to trust God more?

Response

  • Be in His Word every day.

  • Prayer - not just a list of wants, but heartfelt conversation including confession and gratitude.

  • Remembering what God has already done for us.


What has God done for me?

It isn't just answered prayers or earthly blessings. God gave us His Son, Jesus. Jesus lived a perfect earthly life and then died on the cross for our sins.

I know how much I, a sinful human, love my children. I know how much it hurts me to see them suffer. How much more did God love Jesus as a perfect Father? How much more did it hurt for God? And yet, how much did He love us, His wayward children, to see His beloved Son suffer to forgive our sins?

The magnitude of God's Love and His sacrifice is by far the greatest thing God has done for me. I can list numerous blessings God has given me on earth, but they pale in comparison to His ultimate gift of salvation.

How can I not trust this God fully with all my heart? How do I overcome my earthly doubts? Whenever the doubts come or my trust slips, I only need to remind myself of God's gift of salvation, confess my sins, and know that I am forgiven and free to trust God fully.


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