Sunday, September 28, 2014

Trusting in God


As we journey in the Old Testament reading today we find Moses on the hot seat once again.  The people were thirsty and there is no water. They are tired, weary , angry and wondering where is God.  This isn't what they signed up for! They argued with with Moses wondering why they were brought out of Egypt only to be hungry and thirsty.  How could they trust that this was going to end well? In this moment they were afraid that they all were going to die of thirst.

Moses remained  faithful and  trusting  to what God was asking of him. Moses led the people and leaned on God. Moses knew because of his deepened faith that God was with him and that God would hear his prayers.  Moses cried out to God for help and guidance.  God provided just what they needed.    

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
                                                                                                                            Proverbs. 3:5&6
The faith and trust that Moses had in God gave him all that he needed. This is what God wanted the Israelites to learn and this is what God wants us to learn.  He wants us to trust in Him  for all things. When we pray and cry out to God for help and guidance , He will provide in the way that he knows we need.

Like the Israelites in Exodus, we too are wandering through the wilderness of our lives that reminds us of our imperfection and unfaithfulness. Yet, God always remains faithful.  God is still at work in our lives, no matter what we believe, no matter what we do.  As we grow to trust in God our relationship with Him becomes deeper blessing us with limitless possibilities to love and serve in our day to day life.

Go forth on your journey gladly and unafraid. God is with you. Trust in God and remember with God all things are possible.
Today the children in Preschool - High school explored how they can trust in God. They explored how they could put their confidence and trust in God, all the time.   The older children had discussions on when it is hard for them to trust in God, how they can develop that trust and what that kind of faith can do in their lives as they navigate school and friends.

What does trusting God and having faith look like in your life? 
What has your faithfulness and trust done in your life?
Where is God going to take you this week to explore your trust Him?
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