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In God We Trust

by Annagail Lynes  
7/26/2008 / Devotionals

What are you believing God for? Is it a new house? A new car? Healing? Salvation for your family? What is it that you are believing Him for?

In my own life, I have a list of things that I have been believing Him for. I have confessed the Word over them. I have begged God for them. I have commanded them to come. And yet they haven't shown up in my life.

I have been trying to make things happen in my life through my own efforts.

God has been dealing me with about trusting Him as my Source, but recently that call has been louder. It has become "trust God in everything."

For me, God usually aligns everything to tell me the same message. Not only did He start speaking this to my spirit, but I would come into the room when a preacher would say "trust God for everything." Over and over, I heard the same message both in my spirit and through preaching.

I don't know if you are like me, but I have trouble relinquishing control of the things around me. I feel downright irresponsible if I don't try to juggle everything in my sphere of influence.

You can imagine how I felt about trusting God in everything and for everything. After all, I am not Smiths Wigglesworth and George Mueller who made this a lifestyle, but I made a decision to obey God.

In Proverbs 3:5, which says, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; " the word trust is the transliterated word, batach. Batach means to have confidence, to be bold, to be secure.

In order to trust God, we have to be confident and secure in knowing that He will come through for us as He has promised us through Jesus' finished work on the cross. We have to know that His plans are never to harm us but to prosper us (Jeremiah 29:11).

As scary as it might seem to trust Someone else with the problems and concerns in our lives, if we ever want to live the God kind of life, then we have to trust Him in and for everything.

Even when you don't understanding what He is doing in your life, learn to say, like I'm learning to, "Lord, I don't know what you are doing, but I trust You."

Annagail Lynes is a pharmacy technician, certified life coach and ordained minister. She is helping people move forward after trauma by helping them discover their purpose. Follow her blog at

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