“ The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust” (Ruth 2: 12).

When a father throws his small child up in the air, it smiles and laughs, but we at times, are troubled when our Heavenly Father throws us up in the air. This month like a child put your trust in  your God. You will never panic but will enjoy eternal rest in all your circumstances. Boaz promised rest to Ruth, a young Moabite widow who came to Bethlehem trusting the LORD God of Israel. The wisest thing that we can ever do is to make our trust in God a habit. A Christian is like an aircraft, he drops when he stops his trust in his God. You will enjoy rest and progress and go from strength to strength, victory to victory and glory to glory when you continue to trust Him.

  1. RESOURCEFUL TRUST: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee” (Psalm 56: 3). Trust is always a decision on your part. I can choose to worry, become uptight and panic or I can choose to trust God. God is therefore my resource. I can choose to trust or pay a price of anxiety, fear, worry and high blood pleasure. “…. My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped” (Psalm 28: 7). In trusting God, I do not rely on my ability but on Him. Often indirectly we have doubted Him and have realized that it pains our Father’s heart. Our Father expects His children to trust Him fully. Our resources come from one source who is God Himself. All human beings are only channels that God uses but the source is God. You will be disappointed if you consider your channel as your source. For all your financial, emotional, spiritual and physical needs consider Him as your source. Your help will come from the LORD who made the Heaven and the Earth. In John 15:5 Jesus said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches.” He says, “I am your source.” As long as the branch abides in that source, it will not lack anything. It will be evergreen, bear fruit and flourish. The children of Israel who were shepherds by profession, knew God as El-Shaddai, the One who provides. But when God sent Moses to them, He did not send him in the name of El- Shaddai but “I AM THAT I AM.” In Hebrew it means “I am all that you need.” This month the LORD will not only be your provider but also your healer, deliverer, emancipator and everything. Confess this month, “The LORD is my source” and experience resourceful trust.
  2. RELIABLE TRUST: “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD” (Psalm 112: 7). A heart that is fixed is a reliant heart which is already focused on God. If I am already trusting God in good times, I will not go into panic during bad times. When we trust in the LORD, we will continually come before Him in prayer and faith and cast our burdens on the LORD. This month, you can rely and lean on Him for He is the dependable One, the Rock of all Ages. When David was running for his life, he made a faith confession, “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalm 18: 2). Saul could not even come near him. There is no stronger fortress than our God. Psalm 125:1, “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.” David was sent to the battle field by Jesse, his father, to require a token from his brothers. But Eliab, his eldest brother got angry with him. At that time, David offered a sincere prayer to the LORD saying, “Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because Thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me” (Psalm 86: 17). God gave Goliath’s head as a token to David. It was not only the token that his brothers were alive but also that the adversary, Goliath is dead. This month, the sign will not come from man but from the Almighty God and you can rely on God by trusting Him.
  3. REFLECTIVE TRUST: “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the LORD out God” (Psalm 20: 7). Trust involves in having a good memory. It also involves in reflecting on God whom we serve and rely on as our ultimate Deliverer. Amidst tough circumstances, if you reflect on God’s past mercies, your level of trust will increase. Worrying is natural when problems come to us. At that time, if you just reflect on God’s past mercies and begin to thank God for what He has done for you, you invite the presence of God. And in the presence of God all your mountains will melt like wax. By the time you finish thanking God, you will surely find that all your present problems have already vanished. Problems are designed so that you will thank God by reflecting on God’s past mercies. When the going gets tough, the tough trust God. Trust God for the present. The trust of the two disciples bound for Emmaus was in the past tense. They said we trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel. But thank God, Jesus drew near and opened their eyes. They returned to Jerusalem with great joy on the very same day. Faith and trust are synonymous. They are for the present. Hope is for the future. The world will not be convinced of your faith by the soreness of your face. When David faced Goliath, he reflected on God’s past mercies saying, “The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine” (1 Samuel 17: 37). Reflect on what God has done, God’s glory will grant victory.
  4. RESTING TRUST: “How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings” (Psalm 36: 7). There is rest under the shadow of the Almighty God. God wants you to enjoy SHABBAT, which means ‘inner rest.’ For the English word, ‘Trust’, the equivalent Hebrew word is ‘Batach.’ The pictorial meaning of this word is someone who lies down flat on the ground. He has full confidence that he cannot fall. Imagine a mother seated on the ground with her legs stretched and her baby on her legs. The child knows that her mother bears her and the mother knows that the ground bears her. Cast all your weight upon Him for He is your burden bearer. He will never let you fall down. When you truly trust God, you are free from fear. Many a time, we say that we trust God but we do not in our heart. Such ones are always fearful. When I say, “LORD, I trust in you”, I say, “My entire weight is on you LORD.” Apostle Peter rested between two soldiers. He knew that His master Jesus had promised him that he would not die young but old. He trusted and so he rested.
  5. REWARDING TRUST: “O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee” (Psalm 84: 12). When you trust in the LORD, God rewards you with His blessings. “Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!” (Psalm31:19). Before the gentiles and unbelievers, openly expose and exhibit your trust saying, “I know whom I believe. He is the Possessor of Heaven and the Earth.” Many believers have secret trust and that too in their prayer closet. God sent fire and honoured Elijah because he openly trusted God before the sons of men. God pours out His goodness on those who publicly trust Him. When God makes a promise, faith believes it, hope anticipates it, patience quietly awaits it. The devil works against your trust and faith and wants to destroy them. David was provoked by satan to number Israel just to make him not to rely on his God but to rely on his army for victory. Friend, the enemy does not want you to live with God’s strength. When the people of Israel stood before the Red sea, the LORD opened the Red sea and told them to walk through it and they walked through the dry ground. This was their initial trust. Years later, when they stood before the overflowing river Jordon, the LORD told them to walk in and that He would divide the overflowing Jordon. This is progressive trust. God is satisfied with your initial trust. He wants to reward your progressing trust.