Be con­fi­dant God will show you the way

Times-Record - - COMMUNITY - By DON REYNOLDS

As a young man in col­lege, I trusted the Lord to be my Sav­ior. I did not un­der­stand much about the Bi­ble or what the Chris­tian life would be like. I just knew that if I asked Je­sus to for­give me of my sins and save me, He would. (Rom 10:9-10)

Call­ing upon the Lord to be my Sav­ior was a first step, but in or­der to grow that re­la­tion­ship, I needed Him to speak to my heart and give me di­rec­tion. I soon heard from my pas­tor that all believ­ers should claim and mem­o­rize Proverbs 3:5-6.

Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us, “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.”

One may ask, how does God make your life bet­ter? The first thing you can count on is that no mat­ter what the Lord calls you to do, it is for the pur­pose of in­creas­ing your in­ti­macy with Him. In fact, you can ex­pect God to send chal­lenges into your life specif­i­cally to draw you closer to Him and strengthen your re­la­tion­ship with Him. (Isa­iah 30:18-21) Let us “Trust in God no mat­ter what comes.”

Se­condly, you can ex­pect His Holy Spirit to be your un­fail­ing helper and coun­selor ev­ery step for your life (John 14:16-18.) The pre­cious Holy Spirit also equips and em­pow­ers you with spir­i­tual per­se­ver­ance to achieve all that He has planned.

Fi­nally, as you serve God, you can be cer­tain He will work through your obe­di­ence in an awe­some, pos­i­tive way. You can al­ways be con­fi­dent He will show you the path He wants you to walk. No one loves us like God does. Trust in God no mat­ter what comes!

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