Because You Trust
Misplaced trust. When it happens to us we are offended. When we are the offender, it is very likely that we will need to make extra efforts to show that we can be trusted. Learning to trust again or to BE trusted again really is a miraculous thing. God can help us regardless of the side of the fence we find ourselves. It's a huge lesson we learn in life to know that guarding trust is so important.
There is a trust that we can place with great confidence in our God and there are incredible benefits that come to us when we place our trust in Him. As the Apostle Paul was finishing up his letter to the Gentiles in Rome, Paul wrote in Romans 15:13 (NLT), "I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."
The benefits that come to us when we place our trust in God are priceless: filled completely with joy and peace and overflowing with confident hope through the Holy Spirit's power. Today, if our joy or our peace feel lacking, the key to a complete filling...is choosing this day....to trust God. Trust Him with everything. Any thing that threatens us with anxious thoughts or tries to steal our joy...instead of focusing on that, choose to trust Almighty God.
Do you feel like you are walking in the overflow of hope in the Lord? If not, the key is right there in Romans 15:13. Trust in God. Really trusting Him opens us up to the overflow of the power of the Holy Spirit to hope with great confidence. You might feel far from it today but this moment is the moment that can change everything. Choose this moment...to trust God. Beautiful benefits await you!