Hebrews 10:35 (NLT) “So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!
Confidence trust in the Lord is a function of knowledge. A man is as bold according to the level of his knowledge. You cannot boast of what you don’t know, everyone becomes insecure, where knowledge is lacking. Similarly, trust grows, or dies with knowledge.
You don’t speak of trust, when you are ignorant of the facts. Choosing between trusting a stranger and a friend should not be a difficult choice, for any sensible person. The determining factor is knowledge; you know your friend, but you don’t know a stranger.
This is true in our relationship with God. The reason we don’t trust God is because we don’t know Him. If we truly know Him, we will trust and obey Him. It is that absence of true knowledge that makes us anxious, and insecure, when we are face to face with crisis.
Confidence is more than confession; it is the conviction about God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises and confirm His word. Abraham knows Him, so much that he waited for twenty-five years, he did not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief.
Abraham’s trust was in a Friend, not in a stranger. Job’s trust was in a Friend, not in a stranger. Job said, all through the days of my adversity, I will wait, till my change comes. If we claim we know Him, we must prove it by confidently trusting Him, till He shows up in our situation.
Those who know Christ never give in to doubt or fear but continue with confidence in crisis no matter what. Don’t forget, there is a great reward, for trusting in the Lord. I tell you the truth, God is worth waiting for. Build up your knowledge of Him, and your mind will be at peace, no matter what happens around you.
Father, I hold on to Your words and promises, I shall not lose my reward, in Jesus’ name.
When things are not going the way you expect what is your normal attitude?