'Trust the Lord with all your heart.' Proverbs 3:5 NCV
When we step into a situation which is outside of our comfort zone or face a situation we struggle with, we can be tempted to retreat. We want to run to a place of safety and avoid facing the battles. Standing on the threshold of the Promised Land, Joshua realised there were seven nations and forty kings to be conquered before he could possess it. So God told him, 'No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you' (Joshua 1:5 NIV). God was asking Joshua to trust him. And he was encouraging Joshua to look back and see how steadfast he had always been with Moses.
The Bible says: 'Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don't depend on your own understanding' (Proverbs 3:5 NCV). Each time we face a difficult situation, we need to trust God. He doesn't promise that the road will be easy, but he does promise to never leave our side through the tough times. We can be tempted to give up when the valleys are long, hard and tiring. But if we keep going, and keep trusting God, he'll help us reach the other side.
Seeing God's faithfulness in the past, whether in our own lives or someone else's, can help us trust him today.
So what now? Spend some time reflecting on God's faithfulness to you in the past. Thank him for those times.
Soulfood: Matt 5:5, Num 12:1-15, Ps 37:1-11, Phil 2:5-11