• Pastor Joseph Esposito

Trusting in God

"Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deer's; He makes me tread on my high places." Habakkuk 3:17-19

As Christians, we will all agree with the prophet's prayer above. When we get together in church or at social functions, in our conversations we will all say, "Yes, I will trust in the Lord." I believe that we all think this way; however, how will our thinking be when we face tribulations, disappointments or have a bill that is overdue.

When you read the Book of Habakkuk, you will read about the prophet's complaint of how Israel had abandoned God and God answering that He will punish Israel for their sin of going after other gods. Habakkuk was at first devastated when the Lord tells him what is going to happen to Israel. Folks, we must try at all times to look to our God for His wisdom and what He is telling us in and through the Scriptures.

Trust is to have confidence in another. Our trust is in Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. The world puts its trust in their money, jobs, politicians, etc. Only God is all knowing and He will not be replaced by anything or anyone.

Yes, in our own lives, when we put our trust in Jesus, we soon realize that our Lord does have His best for us. Things go on in all people's lives, both saved and not yet saved. But we, as His born again children, know trusting in Jesus is the only way to go.

Do you have bills due? Are you facing difficulties on the job? Did you get a report from the doctor that isn't favorable? Trust in the Lord. Keep on trusting. God loves you.

Habakkuk's attitude in chapter 1 was poor, in chapter 2, he started to understand, and in chapter 3, his attitude was one of trust in the Lord. He knew no matter what comes down the road - God is there. We need to put our trust in Him first and then stay there.

God is our Lord and our strength and in Jesus we have His salvation. Let us take joy in that fact. Trust in God. Amen

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