LEARNING TO TRUST GOD
How God Meets Your Deepest Needs
"My God will supply all that you need from his glorious resources in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:19 (Ph)
The Condition: Trust him
"According to your faith will it be done to you." Matt. 9:29 (NIV)
How We Learn It: Trough Trials
"These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure." 1 Peter 1:7 (NLT)
FOUR LIFE TESTS
1. THE PRESSURE TEST:
HOW WILL I HANDLE STRESS?
"Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory." Ps. 50:15 (N LT)
"My people have done two evils: They have turned away from me, the spring of living water. And they've dug their own wells, which are broken wells that cannot hold water." Jer. 2:13 (NCV)
"If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord and rely on your God." Isa. 50:15b (NLT)
2. THE PEOPLE TEST:
HOW WILL I HANDLE DISAPPOINTMENT?
"You should stop trusting in people to save you, because people are only human." Isa, 2:22 (NCV)
"Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made Him their hope and confidence." Jer. 17: 7 (NLT)
"'Anyone who trusts in Me will not be disappointed." Ise. 49:23b (NCV)
3. THE PERSISTENCE TEST:
WILL I KEEP MY COMMITMENTS?
"So when you make a promise to God, don't delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him. " Eccl. 5:4 (NLT)
"Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right." Eccl. 8:5 (NLT)
4. THE PRIORITIES TEST:
WHAT WILL BE FIRST IN MY LIFE?
"Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern." Matt. 6:33 (NLT)
"This is what God says: 'if you come back to Me and trust Me, you will be saved.. . and you will be strong.'" Isa. 30:15 (NCV)
"God blesses those who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has Promised to those who love Him." James 1: 1 2 (NIV)