Praise the Lord! For He has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.--------Psalm 28: 6-7, NLT
How many times has the Lord come through for you? Think about all the times He has delivered you out of difficult or dangerous situations. Or miraculously worked in your life to provide a way for you when there seemed to be NO way.
Think about the times that He has been your STRENGTH and SHIELD. It’s easy to trust Him in the good, peaceful times, but what about the times when we are faced with adversity, or the unknown, what is the level of our trust then.
The Psalmist, David, says: “I trust Him with ALL my heart.” Do we trust Him with ALL our heart? Maybe after the answer comes, but what about during the adversity or the fear of the unknown?
God is our STRENGTH and SHIELD and therefore we should have so much TRUST in Him that it would stagger the natural mind. When our FAITH is strong and healthy it exemplifies our trust in God. As His Children, we should have a child-like faith that would evoke a child-like trust, as when a child trust their parents with their safety and protection because they know that their parents love them. God’s love for His Children is so much greater than the love that our earthly parents have for us. So then it only makes sense that we should trust Him more than we would our own parents. We should TRUST Him with ALL our heart.
How do we respond to His help when we cry out to Him and He helps us through our dilemma? Is our heart FILLED with JOY? Do we BURST out in songs of thanksgiving? Or do we forget WHO helped us out and leave Him without any acknowledgement of His help. Then our level of TRUST becomes superficial and waning. When it should be stronger and more evident to others, especially those that are lost in their sins.
If you have NEVER given your heart to Jesus, then you have NO strength or shield and are open to all kinds of adversities and unknowns without somebody capable of providing a way for you, when there seems to be NO way. Someone who you can TRUST with ALL your heart. That someone is God and you can come to Him right NOW and TRUST Him with your destiny by: CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and receive the strength and shield you need to bring you through any adversity or unknown situation of this life. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!