Trust In The Lord

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Putting your trust in the world is a recipe for disaster. The only way to live well is to put every aspect of your life into God's hands. Entrusting everything to Him gives peace unlike any material possession or worldly relationship can provide.

Trust in the Lord is an inspiring collection of short essays that offers hope to the hopeless. Raised in the Christian church, author Folake Odusanya shares spiritual manna for the days of famine that each Christian goes through. Her ...

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Overview

Putting your trust in the world is a recipe for disaster. The only way to live well is to put every aspect of your life into God's hands. Entrusting everything to Him gives peace unlike any material possession or worldly relationship can provide.

Trust in the Lord is an inspiring collection of short essays that offers hope to the hopeless. Raised in the Christian church, author Folake Odusanya shares spiritual manna for the days of famine that each Christian goes through. Her words, accompanied by pertinent Bible verses, will help you renew your mind and put you on the path to redemption.

Each chapter gives you a new perspective on how to trust the Lord. Whether it's spiritually, financially, emotionally, or even socially, Odusanya's wisdom will show how relying and resting on God is the only way to find peace.

God's love for his children is unconditional. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. Lift up your spirit today and give your worries to God with the help of Trust in the Lord.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469786360
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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Trust in the Lord


By Folake Odusanya

iUniverse, Inc.

Copyright © 2012 Folake Odusanya
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4697-8634-6


Chapter One

Scriptural Insinuations for Trusting in the LORD.

"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes" (Psalm 118:8). "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God" (Psalm 20:7).

"Trust in Him at all times, o people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge" (Psalm 62:8).

"Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord" (Psalm 4:5).

"But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, 'You are my God'" (Psalm 31:14).

"Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture" (Psalm 37:3).

"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight" (Psalm 37:5).

"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is the Rock eternal" (Isaiah 26:4).

"Blessed are those who put their trust in Him" (Psalm 2:12).

Chapter Two

What is Trust in the LORD?

Trusting the LORD is when you put all your optimism in only GOD in every situation.

Beloved in Christ in everyday life, you can surrender everything to God and revere HIM. Then you can watch your impossibilities become possible. "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6).

You should put your trust in God always, not in princes and man. Trusting in the LORD by seeking His assistance and following Him brings profound connotation or denotation to life. "GOD is not a man that He should lie" (Numbers 23:19). Whatever He says shall come to pass. Do not deceive yourself. You just have to believe in order to receive.

I do encourage everyone as a KING and Deacon's daughter that was raised as a Christian to the core, a Minister and an Evangelist that God should only be the source of your hope in all facets of lives. Therefore, trust in HIM, and you will not be abashed or ashamed in the name of JESUS Christ of Nazareth.

GOD is everything you want, if only you put your trust in Him. When you are bitter, God will make you better. When you are stressed or depressed, you will be blessed, if you will just put your self-reliance in Him alone. Whatever situation you find yourself in, God is always accessible.

Friends, families, husbands, wives, and children are not always available when you need them most, but if you can rely on God, He will always be accessible. Put all your cares on Him.

Chapter Three

Why Do We Trust in the LORD?

It is vital to trust in the LORD and put all your positivity in Him because He is the Almighty (creator of heaven and earth). HE is the "Alpha and Omega" (Revelation 1:8).

GOD is everything to us. HE is the Jehovah El-Eloyn, our most high GOD.

HE is the Jehovah Mesediku, our sanctifier. He is our Jehovah Tsur, GOD, our strength; Jehovah Nissi, our victory (Exodus 17:15); Jehovah Raffa, our healer (Exodus 15:2); Jehovah Shalom, our peace (Judges 6:24); Jehovah Elshaddai, our all-sufficient; Jehovah Jireh, our provider (Genesis 22:14); Jehovah Rahi, our Great Shepherd, and I shall not want (Psalm 23:1); my strength, Jehovah Tsidkenu (Jeremiah 23:6), and the GOD who sees me, Jehovah El Roi (Genesis 16:13).

GOD is everything in our lives. We must continually trust in Him. Take HIM for His words, and if we faint not, at the allotted or allocated time, He will take His prominence or eminence in

Chapter Four

How Do We Trust in the LORD?

You should trust in the LORD by praying persistently and becoming a prayer fanatic. Pray without ceasing. Prayer is our letter and e-mail to God, and by praying relentlessly, we move nearer to God (through our personal relationship). As referenced in the word of God, "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5:16).

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Additionally, you should trust in the LORD through your worship and fellowship with God and others. It is very obligatory because "He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). "Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6).

These days, most Christians or believers take God for granted and take their jobs seriously. I wonder why some believers or Christians do not clock in late at work but will lethargically come in late to church to worship God and will give excuses. Some will even come to the ministry to divide and gossip, while they cannot do this in front of their judge. It is imperative that we act right in the sight of the LORD.

Through our service or ministry, it is imperious that we seek GOD and do HIS work when we are still alive. There will be a time when no individual can work. Whatever we might have done will be in the book of reckoning for us. Tonight or tomorrow might be too late. "I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work" (John 9:4). "The name of the LORD is a strong tower, the righteous runs to it and are safe" (Proverbs 18:10). Do take Him as your best friend. He will never let you down.

For example, there was one occasion when my cousin was getting married, and I was looking for a specific color of shoe and bag. I went to various stores but couldn't find the exact one that I desired. Later, I decided to continue my shopping in the morning, because I had to travel that very week. Additionally, I sat down to watch the television. Then the Holy Spirit told me to seek God first. Then I envisioned going to church first and continuing my shopping after the service. Swiftly, a sister came to me outside and told me about the shoes and bags she was retailing. While I was looking at those shoes, I finally saw the color and exact size that I had wanted. Then I discerned that I should persistently, "Seek God first and all his righteousness and all other things shall be added unto thee" (Matthew 6:33). It is essential to believe in the LORD, because "with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). God is bigger than what we think He is. He is more than able or capable of doing whatever we ask of Him. Always put your trust and care in Him. Do not put your confidence in princes or man, for other gods may jeopardize your life. He wants us to trust in Him exclusively, because He said, "He is a jealous God" (Exodus 20:4).

Reading the word of the LORD (the Bible), meditating on it, and clarifying your thoughts are imperative. Do not be ignorant of the facts. According to the Bible, "The truth will set you free" (John 8:32). Knowing the will of God gives you knowledge to clarify your acquired thoughts. It also enables you to apply wisdom in all aspect of lives.

It is not when you come to the Church that you should only open your Bible or when your Pastor is preaching. It is our foundation, and it must be opened at least once a day. Reading at least one Chapter a day will change your mindsets from your own to the heart of the LORD.

Having faith in GOD move Mountains. If your faith is small like that of the mustard seed, God will absolutely appear in any situation you are going through. "Without faith, it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6).

By paying your tithes constantly, you are entrusting God with your finances and honoring His words. As it says in Malachi 3:10 "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it." Be faithful with your tithes, and then you have rebuked the devourer in everything you touch. Remember the offering of Abel, it was accepted or respected by GOD because he gave HIM the fattest of his cattle. How can you eat the chubbiest, and give your creator and Almighty father the tiniest! It is wrong. Some will even be saying that I don't trust those Pastors with my money, are you doing it for the Pastors or yourself? Yours is to do the will of GOD and be compliant with HIS words, and who gave you that affluence anyway? Some will even bring the dirtiest money into the house GOD, when they go to the bank or currency exchange in order to obtain new cash to expend on ceremonial occasions. May the LORD deliver us from the spirit of self-indulgence and frequently direct us from what is right or wrong.

Chapter Five

When Do We Trust in the LORD?

You should have a personal relationship with God. You should not look for God only when there is a storm in your life. He should be your best friend. God should be above everything at all times. He should be revered in our daily activities and attitudes. Your personal attitude toward God determines your altitude in life (destiny). As HIS children, the firmament is our limit, and we are unstoppable in the name of Jesus.

God should be your focus on earth. You should always put God first in all that you do. HE is our Jehovah El-Eloyn, our most high God.

Chapter Six

Spiritually

If you are struggling with your spiritual life, do not give up or lose faith, because He said, "He will never leave us nor forsake us." HE said in HIS words, "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me (Jeremiah 32:26-28)?" No, with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Remember that GOD is always in control, if only you will open the door of your heart for Him.

CH7[ Emotionally

Trust in the LORD. You might be suffering through an addiction, distortion, depression, or apprehension at the moment. He revealed Himself as Jehovah Shalom, the LORD our peace (Judges 6:24). Put all your anticipation in Him, and He will give you peace. ]CH7

CH8[ Physically

When you are sick and worldly physicians tell you that there is no hope, put your hope in God. He is the God of healing, and He also said, "I have come to give them life and life more abundantly" (John 10:10). He is the Jehovah Rophe, the LORD our healer (Exodus 17:15). Trust in HIM. Healing is your portion or ration in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

"Come unto me, all ye that are heavily laden and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). Are you going through any physical ailments? "He touched the woman with the issue of blood, and she was healed instantly" (Mark 5:25).

He is the Jehovah Rapha, our God, our Healer (Exodus 15:2). JESUS Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrew 13:8). He is still in the business of performing miracles. Touch His garment with faith and healing is certain in the name of Jesus of Christ of Nazareth.

Similarly, when you are weak, remember that He exposed Himself to David as Jehovah Tsur, our LORD, our strength (Psalm 19:14).

When your husbands, wives, friends, families, or loved ones desert and deceive you, trust in the LORD. He is always available because He said in His words, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee (Heb 13:4-6). His love for His children is interminable. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God" (Romans 2:28).

When your life is full of scuffles, put your cheerfulness in God. He showed himself to the Israelites when they battled with the Amakelites as Jehohah Nissi, the LORD our victory in Exodus 17:15. Victory is assured in the name of Jesus. You are more than a conqueror in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. ]CH8

CH9[ Financially

When you are going through financial difficulty, you must comprehend that God is the source of our resources. He publicized Himself to Abraham as Jehovah Jireh, the LORD our provider, our source in life (Genesis 22:14). He is also our Jehovah Elshaddai, our all-sufficient. He is also our Jehovah Rahi, our Great Shepherd (Psalm 37:3). ]CH9

CH10[ Psychologically

What kind of psychological glitches or hitches do you have that you think that God cannot unravel? Do you suffer from manipulation, mortification, extortion, distortion, dejection, or depression? There is nothing impossible with God. Trust in the LORD. God is more than competent to do whatsoever we want Him to do. 0

CH11[ Socially

You may be afraid of the public in general or scared to socialize with others, but God will deliver you from the spirit of fear. He said in His words, "Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you (Jeremiah 1:8)". Sometimes you may find it difficult to interact with peers in schools, but you can trust in the LORD. He will give you courage, because He did not give us the spirit of fear but the spirit of power, love, and sound mind. Also, He said in His words, "I am continually with thee" (Psalm 73:23). Even at work or during social events when you feel you are not competent enough to interrelate, trust in the LORD, because He was with Moses. God is always with His children at all times. Moses was neither a minister nor a pastor when He was called to lead the Israelites away from their oppressors (pharaoh and the Egyptians). He did not even know who God was, because if Moses had known who God was, He wouldn't have asked God, "What is His name? Then what shall I tell them?" (Exodus 3:1-14). Therefore, when God calls you or needs you for an assignment, make sure you answer Him promptly. 1

CH12[ Politically

Put your dependence in the LORD. When the LORD has called you to deliver some population or nation from domination just like when He sent His only Son to die for us on the cross so that we could be delivered from the bondage of sin and have eternal life, trust in the LORD. Dr. Reverend Martin Luther and Coretta King's legacies have been an everlasting transition for all American citizens, one that will linger for generations, because when we put our courage in the LORD, He will absolutely accomplish His words at His own time.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................xi
Chapter 1. Scriptural Insinuations for Trusting in the LORD....................1
Chapter 2. What is Trust in the LORD?....................3
Chapter 3. Why Do We Trust in the LORD?....................5
Chapter 4. How Do We Trust in the LORD?....................7
Chapter 5. When Do We Trust in the LORD?....................11
Chapter 6. Spiritually....................13
Chapter 7. Emotionally....................15
Chapter 8. Physically....................17
Chapter 9. Financially....................19
Chapter 10. Psychologically....................21
Chapter 11. Socially....................23
Chapter 12. Politically....................25
Chapter 13. Culturally....................27
Chapter 14. Athletically....................29
Chapter 15. Automatically....................31
Chapter 16. Environmentally....................33
Chapter 17. Fruitfully....................35
Chapter 18. Academically....................37
Chapter 19. Sinfully....................39
Chapter 20. Provisionally....................41
Chapter 21. Prophetically....................43
Chapter 22. Foundationally....................45
Chapter 23. Racially....................47
Chapter 24. Genetically....................49
Chapter 25. Sexually....................51
Chapter 26. Youthfully....................53
Chapter 27. Formally....................55
Chapter 28. Matrimonially....................57
Chapter 29. Materially....................59
Chapter 30. Influentially....................61
Chapter 31. Universally....................63
Chapter 32. Judgmentally....................65
Chapter 33. Who Should Trust in the LORD?....................67
Chapter 34. Where Do We Trust in the LORD?....................69
Chapter 35. Conclusion....................71
About the Author....................73
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