Trust in the Lord – Prov 3:5-6

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) … 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.



Proverbs 3 (KJV)

1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth ; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth .

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up , and the clouds drop down the dew.

21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble .

24 When thou liest down , thou shalt not be afraid : yea, thou shalt lie down , and thy sleep shall be sweet .

25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh .

26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go , and come again , and to morrow I will give ; when thou hast it by thee.

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

31 Envy thou not the oppressor , and choose none of his ways.

32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

34 Surely he scorneth the scorners : but he giveth grace unto the lowly .

35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.



Proverbs 3:5-6 is the verse I used to focus on when I had my first child.  It is a good verse to focus on.  I believe it definitely helped me to focus on something besides the pain as I was laboring in natural childbirth.

Blessings, Kitty <^.^>

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God’s Promises of Provision

If you have doubts of God’s Provision for you life Christian brother or sister, read these promises and bask in God’s love for you.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”  ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 ~

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”  ~  2 Corinthians 9:8 ~

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”  ~ Ephesians 1:3 ~

“20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”  ~ Ephesians 3:20-21 ~

“22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”  ~ 1 John 3:22 ~

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”  ~ John 15:7 ~

“23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”  ~ John 16:23-24 ~

“24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”  ~ Mark 11:24 ~

“22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”   ~ Matthew 21:22 ~

“21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  ~ Philippians 1:21 ~

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  ~ Philippians 4:13 ~

“19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  ~ Philippians 4:19 ~

“19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”  ~Psalm 68:19 ~

“37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”  ~ Romans 8:37 ~

Related Link…

His Promise to Provide – InTouch Ministries – Dr Charles Stanley:  http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/video-archives/content/topic/his_promise_to_provide_video

Trusting God

Above Video:  Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God – A message from Sheila Walsh

Source: Thomas Nelson Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/thomasnelsoninc


Some Scripture Verses on Trusting God …

God is in Control of the World

This world has its dangers, whether they come in the form of microscopic invaders, massive hurricanes, or theater shooters. Yet, the LORD, the King of the universe, has told us to not be afraid. He did not promise us problem-free lives, but if we place ourselves trustingly under His protection, nothing will hit us outside of His careful control.

As the Psalmist writes in Psalm 91: “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday…Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation…”

If we truly believe that God is in control of all things, then we must be happy and content with just sowing seeds–trusting that the Lord will send whatever is needed to help those seeds take root and grow. -by Kim Duke


Question: “How can I learn to trust that God is in control?”

Answer: Before we can learn to trust that God is in control of all of life’s circumstances, we have to answer four questions: Is God really in control? How much control does He have? If He is not in complete control, then who/what is? How can I learn to trust that He is in control and rest in that?

Is God really in control? The concept of the control of God over everything is called the “sovereignty” of God. Nothing gives us strength and confidence like an understanding of the sovereignty of God in our lives. God’s sovereignty is defined as His complete and total independent control over every creature, event, and circumstance at every moment in history. Subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent, God does what He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. God is in complete control of every molecule in the universe at every moment, and everything that happens is either caused or allowed by Him for His own perfect purposes.

“The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, ‘Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand’” ( Isaiah 14:24). Nothing is random or comes by chance, especially not in the lives of believers. He “purposed” it. That means to deliberately resolve to do something. God has resolved to do what He will do and nothing and no one stands in His way. “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” Isaiah 46:10). This is our powerful, purposeful God who is in control of everything. That should bring us great comfort and help to alleviate our fears.

But just exactly how much control does God have? God’s total sovereignty over all creation directly contradicts the philosophy of open theism, which states that God doesn’t know what’s going to happen in the future any more than we do, so He has to constantly be changing His plans and reacting to what the sinful creatures do as they exercise their free will. God isn’t finding out what’s going to happen as events unfold. He is continuously, actively running things—ALL things—here and now. But to think He needs our cooperation, our help, or the exercise of our free will to bring His plans to pass puts us in control over Him, which makes us God. Where have we heard that lie before? It’s a rehash of Satan’s same old lie from the Garden—you shall be like God ( Genesis 3:5). Our wills are only free to the extent that God allows us that freedom and no farther. “All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: ‘What have you done?’” ( Daniel 4:35). No one’s free will trumps the sovereignty of God.

Some people find it appealing to think that Satan has control over a certain amount of life, that God is constantly revising His plans to accommodate Satan’s tricks. The book of Job is a clear illustration of just who has the sovereign power and who doesn’t. Satan came to God and in effect said “Job only serves you because you protect him.” So God gave Satan permission to do certain things to Job but no more ( Job 1:6-22). Could Satan do more than that? No. God is in control over Satan and his demons who try to thwart God’s plans at every step.

Satan knew from the Old Testament that God’s plan was for Jesus to come to the earth, be betrayed, crucified and resurrected, and provide salvation for millions, and if there was any way to keep that from happening, Satan would have done it. If just one of the hundreds of prophecies about the Messiah could have been caused by Satan to fail to come to pass, the whole thing would have collapsed. But the numbers of independent, “free will” decisions made by thousands of people were designed by God to bring His plan to pass in exactly the way He had planned it from the beginning and Satan couldn’t do a thing about it.

Jesus was “delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God” ( Acts 2:23). No action by the Romans, the Pharisees, Judas, or anyone else kept God’s plan from unfolding exactly the way He purposed it from before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 1 says we were chosen in Him before the world was even created. We were in the mind of God to be saved by faith in Christ. That means God knit together Satan’s rebellion, Adam and Eve’s sin, the fall of the human race, and the death and crucifixion of Christ—all seemingly terrible events—to save us before He created us. Here is a perfect example of God working all things together for good ( Romans 8:28).

Unlimited in power, unrivaled in majesty, and not thwarted by anything outside Himself, our God is in complete control of all circumstances, causing or allowing them for His own good purposes and plans to be fulfilled exactly as He has foreordained.

Finally, the only way to trust in God’s sovereign control and rest in it is to know God. Know His attributes, know what He has done in the past, and this builds confidence in Him. Daniel 11:32b says “the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” Imagine that kind of power in the hands of an evil, unjust God. Or a god that really doesn’t care about us. But we can rejoice in our God’s sovereignty, because it is overshadowed by His goodness, His love, His mercy, His compassion, His faithfulness, and His holiness.

But we can’t trust someone we don’t know and there is only one way to know God—through His Word. There is no magic formula to make us spiritual giants overnight, no mystical prayer to pray three times a day to mature us, build our faith and make us towers of strength and confidence. There is only the Bible, the single source of power that will change our lives from the inside out. But it takes effort, diligent, everyday effort to know the God who controls everything. If we drink deeply of His Word and let it fill our minds and hearts, the sovereignty of God will become clear to us, and we will rejoice in it because we will know intimately and trust completely the God who controls all things for His perfect purpose.

Recommended Resource: Trusting God by Jerry Bridges.

Source: http://www.gotquestions.org/God-is-in-control.html

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With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind.

Isn’t It Great To Remember Who Is Really In Control, and that; “the Word of the Lord endures forever.” ( 1 Peter 1:25 )

I hope you found this encouraging! I sure did, sometimes we need the reminder of just “WHO” is really in control.

Blessings, Kitty <^.^>

Trusting God, What Does It Mean?

Trusting God : What Does it Really Mean?

“There is a world of breathtaking wonder wrapped up in trusting God with everything you have and everything you are.” – Sheila Walsh

 

“Most Christian women live with a deep sense that they can’t seem to get things right, that if only they could be a little better, life would straighten out. Through her own personal hardships, Sheila Walsh has learned that the Christian life is not about getting things right or back to “normal.” She writes, “Christ comes not to get us out of our difficulties but to live in us through them.” She wants to show women that God has a stunningly beautiful moment of redemption for them that leads to a lifetime of peace and joy.”

Excerpt Source:  The ‘About Tab’ of the video.

Sheila’s book ” Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God,” at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Things-Happen-Woman-Trusts/dp/1400202434/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311305754&sr=1-1#reader_1400202434


Some Scripture Verses on Trusting God (KJV)…

    • Ruth 2:12 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.
    • 1 Chronicles 5:20 – And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
    • Psalm 7:1 – O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
    • Psalm 16:1 – Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
    • Psalm 18:2 – 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 36:7 – How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
    • Proverbs 30:5 – Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.