Friday, March 7, 2014 12:57 AM

March 7, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014 12:57 AM
Friday, March 7, 2014 12:57 AM

Hebrews 4:14 - 5:10

Trust is an interesting character trait. Many companies have days when their employees get together to build trust. High School sports teams spend time together before they can “officially” practice in order to build trust in one another. In a marriage, trust is built day by day, year after year. But, it may never be reestablished when a marriage partner has an affair, even after years of trusting. Yet, trusting the Lord comes so much easier to Christians. It doesn’t need to be built or earned. Why?

Perhaps knowing that Jesus had the same temptations we do yet never once gave into them, helps us know His strength. When you give up something either for a New Year’s resolution or for Lent, how much willpower is needed… for such a little temptation. Jesus was tempted on a much greater scale and never gave in. What admiration, love and trust we can have in Him! Jesus understands our weaknesses. So, when we experience temptations, we should be able to trust that he will help us. Nothing is too great, or too small for the Lord. The Bible directs us to go to the Lord for help, “so let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us in our time of need.” (vs. 16)

There are many other Bible verses that direct Christians to trust God. Many of those are scriptures that proclaim how much the writer loves and trusts his Lord. By trusting in the Lord, we find help. “The Lord is my strength and my shield: my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.” (Psalm 28:7)

How many times did you trust the Lord this week? The Lenten season is a great time to reflect on all that the Lord has done for us. All that He has given up for us…. all the reasons that we can trust the Lord.

Dear God, You know us better than we know ourselves. Help us to know you better.  Help us to trust you more. Help us to be more like you in all that we do and say.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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