Put your Trust in God

I love the new year. It’s a time of a clean slate. It’s a time to leave behind the baggage of the previous year and walk into the new blessings of this year.

As much as we try to plan our lives, we must depend upon God. We must trust in him to fulfill our needs, carry us through our trials and shield us from our enemies.

But a lot of the times, we try to figure God out. However, we can NEVER figure Him out. He is the Almighty God. We will never be able to wrap our mind around his grace and mercy. We can never figure out exactly what His next move will be. So instead of carrying baggage like worry, doubt, etc into 2015, focus on Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

When we seek Him, He will reveal to us where we must go. Now trusting in the Lord doesn’t mean God will give you an immediate answer. Sometimes God might give you the answer next week, next month or six months from now. However, don’t let the delayed answer waiver you from trusting in God. Still trust that He will work everything out and will guide your life.

Be determined in 2015 to trust God. Don’t be so fast to take matters into your own hands or give up because you might be missing out of an incredible blessing He has prepared just for you.

Bless the Lord at all times

“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praises shall continually be in my mouth.” ~ Psalm 34:1 

It’s easy to praise God when things are going well in our lives. When something good happens to us, we usually say “Thank God”. But what about when things are going bad in our lives; when our situation has gone from bad to worse? What if you get a report from the doctor that wasn’t what you expected or what if you lost your job and don’t know if you’re able to pay the mortgage?

Whether we get a promotion on a job or a demotion, God did not change. He didn’t change when our situation was good and He didn’t change when our situation was bad. He’s still God and He’s still good. That’s why the Psalm tells us the bless the Lord at all times. When things are going bad and when things are going good.

God continually deserves the praise because of who He is and everything He is. Continually means regularly or repeatedly. That mean every day, every hour, every minute and even every second we should bless the Lord. Of course we can’t physically praise 24/7 (even though we wish we could), but we can’t stop praising Him because of how we feel. It doesn’t matter about how we feel, the Lord deserves to be praised because He’s worthy to be praised. In addition, praise can change you internally. You cannot complain when you are praising and worshipping the King of kings.

So, when you’re tempted to get discouraged, don’t be. Just start praising the Lord and eventually in due season, God will turn your situation around.