Enjoy the Benefits of Trusting in the Lord

Late in his life, after the un-Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman had a life transforming experience and wrote Reverend DeWitt Talmadge, the Billy Graham of his day, the following:

I am sure that you know the God who created the minnow, and who has molded the rose and the carnation giving each its sweet fragrance, will provide for those mortal men who strive to do right in this world which He Himself has stocked with birds, animals, and men. At all events I will trust Him with absolute confidence.

You too can enjoy that same stabilizing confidence by trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior, and by drawing on the inherent spiritual assets. Consider this providential promise: “…My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory” (Philippians 4:19). Not might, or perhaps will, but “shall provide.”

Put this in your basket of promises, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (II Corinthians 12:9).

Don’t discount this proof if His desires to bless and guide you. “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).

There is a contingency. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

All this is based on our trust in Him. The word translated “trust” had a secondary use in that day. It was used in wrestling to describe a contestant holding on to a competitor firmly. Describing our trust of God it means to grab hold on Him firmly, that is to uncompromisingly trust Him. It is a metaphor for relying on Him.

Now you know of His love and desire for you. What difference will it make in your life? Start now, what difference will it make in your life today. May you be blessed and know it.