by Sandy Kirby Quandt
- Belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. (Webster’s Dictionary)
- To be bold, confident, secure, sure, put confidence in, rely on, hope. (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)
The Bible is filled with scriptures that talk of trust in God. Time and again we are called to boldly believe God is reliable, good, effective and will do what he says he will do. We are shown multiple instances of people who trusted God despite their situation.
One such person was King David. If we take a close look at David, we know he waited many years from the moment the prophet Samuel anointed him, until the time the people fully accepted him as their king following Saul’s death.
We know David spent years fleeing from Saul’s wrath. As he fled, he faced one mountain-sized problem after another.
Throughout the Psalms that David wrote, we read his pleas for God’s intervention.
Although things weren’t working out the way David envisioned on his road to the throne, he never let go of his bold confidence that God was reliable, good, and worthy of his hope.
David trusted in Jehovah God.
Few of us have been tapped to lead a nation, but each of us has been tasked with using our abilities in one way or the other for God.
What I’m finding to be true is just because we’re doing something for the Lord, that does not mean all will be smooth sailing, and all the mountains will be removed. What I see happening more times than not, when we step out to make a difference for God, the mountains pop up and block our way.
Have you ever noticed that?
We may wonder, as King David did, what’s the deal? What’s with the sheer rock cliff we’re facing? What’s with this wide river that stretches between us and our God-honoring goal? Why haven’t the dreams God gave us been fulfilled? Why?
I don’t have the answers. In fact, I ask myself those very same questions frequently.
What’s the deal?
That’s when I look at David and the psalms he wrote, and I remember how long he waited before God’s promise was fulfilled.
And I remember it all goes back to trust. Trusting the One who is faithful, good, and true. Even when the mountains ARE. NOT. MOVING.
I think of David and decide I must be bold, confident and secure that I’m heading the right direction, even though there are rivers to wade through.
In hope, I hold on to the truth God knows the future. He’s been there. His timing is perfect. Always has been. Always will be. When he says it’s time, those mountains are gonna’ fall.
I’d love to know how you handle trusting while you wait for God to move your mountains.
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But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me. Psalms 13:5-6 (NLT)
I wish you well.
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