Adjust Your Trust | How To Triumph In Difficult Times – By Thomas Koester

God has promised not to give us more than we can bear.

This goes for both crisis and blessings.

The truth is that God will not allow either crisis or blessings to destroy us. We forget that God intimately knows our limits and he works within the unseen and unknowable boundaries of our individual lives.

Many of us break apart too soon, and so miss what God is doing through the crisis, or we cap off his blessings too early because of false humility.

You see, we miss out on transformation and glorification because we doubt God’s heart. We give too much power to the Devil, and so, diminish the greatness of God and his workings in our lives.

We need to adjust our trust…

Our trust must be unconditional in God, or our trust in him will fail on the day of uncertainty and crisis.

The Prophet Isaiah puts it this way:

I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things. Isaiah 45:7

Job discusses this dilemma with his wife..

…His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”

Job replies, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not evil?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. Job 2:9-10

You see, we need to adjust our trust as to the unchangeable nature of who God is, and not to how our circumstances make us feel. God is in control of absolutely everything and He wants us to be masters over evil, rather than evil mastering over us.

God explains to Cain:

“What’s with this tirade and sulking? You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” Gen. 4:7

Our feelings are uncertain and always changing, but God is a sure foundation. He’s not controlled by emotions.

We need to unconditionally trust God’s heart. Not at all easy, but real and authentic trust requires genuine faith.

If you consistently adjust your trust to what you feel, you end up inviting the Devil to be the interpreter of your crisis. He would have you curse God and die, rather than die to your false imaginations and feelings and live. The Devil is a trickster and a hustler of all sorts of feelings.

An unwavering trusting child of God, no matter the circumstances, is a destroyer of evil, and an unquenchable light in the most darkest night!

Shine brightly my dear brothers and sisters!

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

By the way, the above verse is now all in present tense!

Adjust Your Trust in the Unchangeable and Everlasting Father. He is The Wonderful Counselor, God of the Angel Armies and The Prince of Peace!

Adjust your trust in God – it’s all on His shoulders and not yours.

….And your life will becoming radiant as you triumph through difficulties. All because God knows what he’s doing, and you belong to him. You are His responsibility.

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