Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Praying for the Heart - A Trusting Heart

God’s concern is for our hearts. He does want just the outward actions but hearts that are surrendered to him. God desires a broken spirit and a contrite heart. (Psalm 51:17) It is the heart that determines our words, actions, behaviours, and so much more. The heart is our inner being from which flows all of life.

Real change comes from a heart that has been changed.

Pray for a Trusting Heart

A dictionary definition of trust is assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something. The someone that we should be trusting is God.

Proverbs 3:5 simply tells us to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” When you are trusting with all your heart, you will not be depending on your own understanding but on God.

When he was still without offspring, Abraham was given a promise by God that from him would be a great nation.  Abraham afterwards demonstrated his trusting heart when God tested him and asked him to sacrifice Isaac. He trusted that God was able to do what he had promised.

The angel of the Lord came to Mary and told her that she would conceive and bear a son. She did wonder and question how that was to be, as she was a virgin. The angel gave her an answer and her response showed that her heart was trusting in God. She believed, as the angel had affirmed, “For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)  Mary had a heart of trusting God.

Sometimes it feels like trusting God is not enough and yet that is all we are to do.

A trusting heart knows God’s character. God is holy, just, faithful, our provider, and our healer. He loves us, cares for us, and so much more. Because of who God is we can trust him.  A trusting heart shows dependence on God.

Are you trusting in God, who he is and what he has promised? Maybe you are facing financial challenges—can you trust that God will provide? Maybe it is health issues—can you trust that God will be with you? Trust God is it enough. 

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely post, Beth. I pray you are having a good week, a better week. Hugs to you with all these changes going on.



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