“TRUST and NOT Afraid”
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD Himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2
TRUST: Confidence, faith, dependence, assurance, and reliance in someone or something.
This message from the Prophet Isaiah, to God’s chosen nation of Israel, is as applicable to His CHOSEN CHILDREN, those who have given their HEART and LIFE to God for their SALVATION, today, as it was in the days of Isaiah. We have a God we can TRUST, have CONFIDENCE, FAITH, DEPENDENCE, ASSURANCE, and RELIANCE in. He is our ONLY HOPE for an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.
Therefore, we can put our TRUST in HIM and NOT BE AFRAID, because HE will be our STRENGTH and our DEFENSE. But better yet, He is our SALVATION. In Psalm 143:8, King David puts it this way: “Let the morning bring me word of Your UNFAILING LOVE, for I have put my TRUST in You. Show me the way I should go, for to you I ENTRUST my LIFE.” This should be the PRAYER of EVERY TRUE BELIEVER. That our TRUST in GOD would be SO STRONG and STEADFAST, that we would WILLINGLY ENTRUST Him with our LIFE, EVERY SINGLE MOMENT of EVERY DAY. Are you doing that?
Why should we TRUST someone, we can’t even see, with the human eyes? Psalm 9:10 has the answer: Because, those who KNOW His Name TRUST in Him, for He, the LORD, has NEVER FORSAKEN those who SEEK Him. Whenever you do this, He will give you a NEW SONG to sing, a hymn of PRAISE to our God. And MANY will see what He has done and be AMAZED. And they will put THEIR TRUST in the LORD. (Psalm 40:3)
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT TRUSTING Him with your DESTINY, much less your daily life. You are living DANGEROUSLY, putting your TRUST in a mere human being, even in yourself, because humans are SINFUL and they DON’T POSSESS the POWER or WISDOM to change your DESTINY or theirs. They are fallible and will give you a FALSE HOPE. And you will end up spending your ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY TO ESCAPE, after you are there. So, you NEED to TRUST in GOD and NOT be AFRAID. To do that you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and TRUST HIM and DO NOT be AFRAID, because your DESTINY is an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!