“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him”. Psalm 28:7
Sisters in Christ. Welcome to today’s session of fasting, prayers and trusting God as the title suggests. As we have come with an expectant heart, I pray that God will meet us at the point of our needs and continue the good works he has begun in us all.
In today’s session, I will encourage us all to rise early, 5-6am to commune with God, prayers at 12noon, 3pm and closing prayers between 5-6pm. Praise and worship and meditate on the Word at various times throughout the day. Today we are going to discuss the phenomenon of Trusting God.
When your faith is tried, will you still trust God?
Faith has to do with trials and trials makes us to trust God. A famous writer once said ‘our problem is not that we have trials, our problem is in thinking that having trials is a problem instead of viewing it as a part of life’. God stretches our faith so that we can learn to trust him. If you can trust God, he will always make a way. The Scriptures confirm this to us in Psalm 25:2 “They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded”.
God give us trials so that we can discover who we really are. God doesn’t try us so that we can prove our worth, he already knows us and our breaking point. He gives us trials so that you can discover your own truth about yourself. As we wait on the Lord today, let it resonate in your spirit that in ANY given situation just Trust God and continue to be faithful.
The holy spirit is leading me to ask us to really question ourselves. How is your relationship with God? Are you actively working on your relationship with Him? Do you really really trust God even when logic, facts and medical opinion suggests otherwise. Are you faithful? Do you understand that you cannot trust someone you don’t know hence the need to meditate on the Word of God and ask Him to reveal himself to you. Proverbs 3:5 instructs us to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”.
The highest expression of faith in the Bible is in Job 13:15 “Though he slay me, yet will I Trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him”. We only need a starting point in our journey of faith and trusting God. Even if you have faith as small as a mustard seed we are made to knw that it is enough, we don’t have to wait till we feel we are worthy to hand it all to him and just trust in the Strength of His Might.
Also while we meditate on the Word today and wait on God, we are required to keep holy silence before the King of kings. Talking too much and speaking vain words are not Godly characters. 2 Timothy 2:16 “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness”. As women, we have the tendency to talk too much about our issues, gossip, make snide comments and generally judge other people! The Holy spirit is making us to understand that we cannot claim to trust God when the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts are not Godly.
Praise and Worship
Confessions and prayers of forgiveness
1.God Almighty, as we put our trust in You and come before you in a place of total submission, we pray that you answer us by fire IJN.
2. Oh Lord our Father, the Holy one of Isreal we ask in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you give us the Grace to trust you completely even in the face of trials.
3. Lord as we pour our hearts out to you and understand that You are able to do All things, we put all our trust in you Father, let us not be ashamed and let not our enemies triumph over us IJN
4. O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
5. Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness unto us, O thou that saves by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee.
Finally we decree that our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have Trusted in His Holy Name.