Psalm 9:10 (NIV)
10 Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Who here worries about things? Who’s a worry wart?
Well you know Im guilty as well I worry loads recently it was about college.
If I don’t get enough placement hours what going to happen?
What if I cant sit my exams and do my assignments I have to do so many before I can
What if I cant help my clients ?
What if I let them down.?
For some of you it may be lots of things maybe
What if you don’t get the job- don’t have enough to pay bills etc
Well you know its not a problem to ask questions about your life and the world around you – If you look in the bible its full of people asking sometimes very hard questions.
But it can become a problem when the What if question is asked out of fear or doubt instead of trust.
Fear is nasty Nick whispering in you hear trying to gain a foot hold in your life.
The real issue is what’s behind the question?
What does it mean to trust?
The dictionary says it is : to place somebody or something in the care of another person or the belief that you can trust someone or something
How hard is that?
That’s a really stuff challenge for all of us , especially if you have trusted someone In the past and then have let you down
But its different with God
God doesn’t lie
God doesn’t change his mind
God doesn’t let us down
Numbers 23:19 (NIV)
19 God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
When we decide to trust God with our future and the decisions we are saying to him
God I’m placing my life into your care I’m choosing to trust that whatever I face a challenge or decision I will follow your lead. I know you are watching over me
Trusting God takes the weight of worry and fear off our shoulders so next time you start to think what if – stop and choose to trust God
Genesis 22:1-12 (NIV)
1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”
3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”