Trusting God like Elijah
08/24/21 – 09/04/21
Trusting God’s Promises
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 08/27/21
Throughout his time of hiding, Elijah looked past his circumstances to God’s faithful provision. Elijah’s faith was securely rooted in his trust in God’s promises. But many of us focus more on our troubles than we do on the God who can deliver us. When we face great obstacles, do we forget that God is our great provider? When we face scarcity, do we forget the times that God has provided for us in the past? When we stumble, why do we forget that God is always there to pick us up?
Many of us are willing to take risks in our business deals or in extreme sports, but few of us are spiritual risk-takers. Few of us are willing to place our total trust in God’s promises instead of our own plans.
God wants to see unwavering faith and complete trust in Him. No matter what our circumstances, God will use us if we are willing to follow Him and to step out in faith. When we recognize that we are nothing and God is everything, God moves into action through us. We are little, but God can do much through us.
Prayer: God, forgive me for not placing my total trust in Your promises. Help me to trust that You are greater than any obstacles I may face today. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (Luke 1:45).