You Can Act Out Trust
Proverbs 3:5 NIV
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
How do we act out trust? This week we are going to look at the word trust in a new light so that we can better take actual actions in trust.
Trust in the Old Testament is translated to mean “seek refuge in” and “take refuge in.” It also translates to “have confidence in.”
If we think of trust as taking refuge in God, it could give us comfort when we face a storm in life.
Proverbs 30:5 says.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
He is a shield when we put our trust in Him. Visualize that for a minute. See God shielding you from harm and the enemy who may seem so present at times. Take refuge behind his shield. When things look bad and you so dearly want to trust Him, visualize yourself running to Him as He shields you against the enemy.
Though you can only see your enemy (these circumstances that look so dismal and hopeless), God has put up a shield to protect you. Try to start seeing that in your mind. When worry and doubt creep in, when those circumstances feel overwhelming, stop and say “I trust in the Lord.” When you say that visualize the shield rising up against anything harmful coming your way.
I want you to do that this week. Anytime circumstances seem impossible, hopeless or just overwhelming, stop yourself in the negative thoughts and say, “I trust the Lord.” Then as you say those words watch His shield rise above you and in front of you to protect you. Maybe the problem is still evident and in your face,but you are going to a new place this week. You are going to seek refuge and then take refuge behind the shield God has for you. Visualize it.
Visualize that shield of God as you say his Word out loud, “I trust in the LORD.” Visualize as you proclaim Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart.
You are declaring this verse to be true in your life. You are declaring that Proverbs 3:5 is in you and a part of you. And you are taking it one step farther by using your mind to visualize it's impact. You are using God's Word, speaking it out loud and using your mind to actually see it in action. Do you have any idea what is happening here? Hold on. Grab the chair arms or something because this is more exciting than I can imagine. We are entering the spiritual realm of God, the unseen, the place where we use our faith. Faith relies on the unseen, not the seen.
God is taking us into a place where we can see more, see beyond what is in front of us. He is taking us to a spiritual view, His view. Will you join me? I am so excited. I don't even know how to continue writing this. This is big! This is huge! This is awesome! God is inviting us into His Spiritual view.
We will not miss the opportunity. We will trust in Him. We will take refuge in Him. We will say, “I trust in the LORD” as we visualize His shield rising and covering us to protect us from the enemy. You are visualizing what is happening in Heaven.
You are seeing the action taking place each time you remember and speak of your trust in the Lord. You can see His shield. You can now see his protection over you. Those circumstances, obstacles, disappointments, problems and all things coming against you are now seen on the other side of the shield because you chose to trust in the Lord. You chose to take refuge in Him. (Notice that word "chose." You choose to trust in Him.)
Your plan for the week is focusing your attention and meditation on the first four words of Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD.
That's it, no more. Focus on the word trust and let God teach you to take refuge in Him. Pray that God will reveal to you things to help you better trust, whether it be things you need to change or a specific revelation for your life. Be open to it so that He can better teach you to trust. Pray for that with a sincere heart, and He will do it. He only wants the very best for you, you know - to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future. I smile just writing those words from Jeremiah because God is so good to teach us how to meditate and put them in my heart. Thank you Father God for your love and desire to give us all that we need.
Why don't we pray right now and praise Him for what He has given us through his Word.
Dear God Almighty, Creator of Everything,
Creator of each one of us,
We love you so very much, and we see how you have blessed us with
Jeremiah 29:11-13. Thank you for using your servant Jeremiah even to this day, so many, many years later. Thank you Father that we have been taught ways to meditate and place your Word in our hearts. Tears want to flow Father because of our deep gratitude for the things you are teaching us and only because you want us closer to you. We thank you Father for sending your son to earth to save mankind. Thank you Jesus for that sacrifice beyond measure.
Today Father we walk through our schedules and routines again, but remembering what lessons you gave us and praising you for them. We will also honor your lesson in trust today by speaking your Word and seeing the shield that you have ready for us. We will look through our minds to find that picture of the shield of God. We will take refuge in you. We will trust you on a new realm, a spiritual realm.
Thanks be to God for his mercy is never ending.
We love you Heavenly Father.
In Jesus Name,
Just felt the need to give our God some praise and wanted us to do it together. Ladies I love you. I pray that trust will take on a whole new meaning for you this week. Speak it often, “I trust in the LORD.” Use it with the negative thought technique. When the negative thought tries to pop in, say “I don't even care about you negative thought. Say, “I only care about God's Word and on top of that I trust in the LORD.” Oh my Satan is not even going to know what to do with himself. I love it!