Develop Trust in the Lord
Developing trust in the Lord comes with having a relationship with Him. In a worldly sense we understand that we cannot trust someone that we do not know. As we dwell in the Word of God and stay in touch with the Lord daily, we will also begin to develop that trust that is so important to have as a Christian.
The Bible says to trust in the Lord with all your hearts and lean not to your own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.
As the scripture shows, the trust of the Lord is not based necessarily on how we think or feel. This trust is based on our faith relationship that is developed with the Lord. This relationship can be developed through several different ways and in this article I will mention two ways which are Prayer and reading the Word of God.
This is probably one of the most neglected areas in the life of the Christian of the world today. Most Christians are so busy with their daily lives that they do not have time to pray. This neglect of prayer life will leave voids in your spiritual life. Prayer is a spiritual deposit into your spiritual bank account that you can draw on when you are in need. In other words prayer is that hot connection between you and God where you know that the Lord is listening to you because you have been in contact with Him all along. A lot of Christians only pray when there is an urgent need that arises. The Lord still honors those types of prayers. However, we are talking about building a trust relationship with the Lord so that He will not only be able to answer your prayers but will shine light on the paths and directions that are best for your life.
Psalm 118:9::It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
The Lord will help us as we navigate through this life if we can daily seek Him for out wants, needs, fears and concerns. People can help us as we join in the prayer of agreement with them; however, the answer and the direction come from the Lord alone.
Developing trust through the Word of God
Psalms 119:105: Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
This scripture is so vivid in the description of a trust relationship with the Lord. There is so much confusion in some Christian circles concerning the Word of God that many have turned away from Christianity and gone back to the seeking the ways of the World to solve their problems. For this reason, all believers must know the Word of God for themselves and no have a dependency on other Christians for their understanding of the Bible. Nevertheless, this scripture is bold in the declaration that the Word of God is the light to the way and path of a believer.