Where does your trust lie

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, July 3, 2013
We got to share the word of God this past weekend and I spoke about the subject of trust. I have found it is very easy to say "We trust the Lord" when things are going well, but the words that come out of our mouths when times are tough determines what was in our hearts all along.

When I look at the vast armies that Jehoshaphat was faced with (2 Chron 20:1). I realized the severity of the situation which was evident in the king's response to the report. The bible tells us in verse three that fear set in his heart. However, in the rest of the same verse, the first thing that he did was to seek guidance from the Lord. 

I have seen in most cases that I have dealt with, people seem to run to those around them when faced with difficult situations instead of going directly to the source of our deliverance. One thing's for sure, when we enquire of the Lord in any situation, we will find, it is God who by His Spirit answers and gives direction to those who worship Him. As we wait on Him, He will speak and give us understanding of His plan for our future. We never have to rely on our own understanding when we wait on the Lord for guidance.

Friend, if our trust is in the Lord, then we ought to run to Him for guidance when faced with hardship, for in doing so we confirm that our trust is in His divine ability. Andi and I face trials just like you do and on many occasions in the past, when we tried to find solutions to the situations we faced, we always came up short, but found, when we placed our trust in Him, He has never failed to lead us into the perfection that He is.

Today, I want to encourage you to stop whatever you are doing. Stop trying to solve your problems, but rather place your undying trust in His word so that you can taste and see that the Lord is indeed good. 

This is your day, a time of great celebration and this even in the midst of your circumstances. A mature Christian is someone who has learnt to remain steadfast in their resolve to honor God no matter what they are faced with. Therefore, trusting God is our reasonable act of worship. 

Today, we need to ask ourselves, where does our trust lie... God bless you as your eyes remain steadfast on this truth.

Prov 3:4-6 
So shall you find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

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Mark Labuschagne We are a vessel set apart, cleansed, emptied, consecrated; just standing, waiting every moment for God, in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, to work out in us as much of the holiness and the life of His Son as pleases Him We worship Him only!

Ministry Bio

Mark Labuschagne At the age of 12, God called Mark to ministry and for the last 44-years his desire to stay true to this calling remains his passion. It was in the desert place, the road less traveled that God gave Mark a prophetic voice and sent him to the nations. In his 30 years of ministry, Mark has traveled to 60 countries and has seen the hand of God move in amazing ways in the hearts and lives of those he was sent to. He has a special love for the USA, a nation that he has visited and traveled extensively for over some 20 years. He currently lives between South Africa and Botswana and is an accomplished pianist, a sort after speaker, a respected preacher and seasoned prophet who desires to see the Kingdom of God established in the hearts of people across the earth. Married to Andi, they have two children, Carey 30, now married to Matthew and Ryan 28, engaged to Chantal, with Arabella their first grand baby and a cat named Tiga...