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To trust God with my present, I will remember His faithfulness in my past.

I desperately want to rely on God and His faithfulness. When my life is not going according to some ideal I have constructed in my mind, sometimes I wonder what God is up to. And then I get frustrated with myself for not trusting Him in a certain situation when I’ve trusted Him and seen Him come through before.

To trust God with my present, I will remember His faithfulness in my past.

As I was processing through this recently, a verse literally lept off the page at me. Psalm 86:11 says, “Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”

While I am on this earth, I must learn and know God’s ways to the best of my ability so that I will be able to rely on God’s faithfulness. His ways reveal His character and when I know His ways, I tend to trust and rely on Him, who He is, and what He’ll do.

When that, then or if are a part of a verse, we get some real direction and revelation for our lives. These small and seemingly insignificant words are vital as we move forward in our walk with Jesus. For example, we see in Romans 12:2 that if we want to be able to test and approve God’s will, we must not conform to the pattern of this world. If we want to overflow with hope by the power of His Spirit, we have to trust in Him according to Romans 15:13. And if we want to reap the harvest that Galatians 6:9 says we can have, we cannot give up. Relying on God’s faithfulness comes when I learn His ways.

To trust God with my present, I will remember His faithfulness in my past.

When we don’t understand the plan unfolding before us, we can glance back at His past faithfulness and be encouraged. If he was faithful in the past, He will be faithful in the future. He can’t not be faithful. He is the same yesterday, today and forever!

No matter the direction of your life or how circumstances are unfolding before you, choose to rest in God’s character and ways. He is for you, not against you. He has good plans for you, not bad ones. And He sent His son to spare you of eternal separation from Him.

To trust God with my present, I will remember His faithfulness in my past.

Today’s reading
Psalm 86:11
Romans 12:2
Romans 15:13
Galatians 6:9
Hebrews 13:8

 

6 thoughts on “To trust God with my present, I will remember His faithfulness in my past.”

  1. Thank you for the reminder. Such an easy thing to forget, such an important thing to remember. ~ Beth Hallmark Jones

  2. 💓💓 thank you so much for the inspiration you have given me through your message I look forward to God using you continuously to show me the way on how to have a blessed powerful and awesome marriage thank you

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