Trust God for the Best

Do you believe God desires "best" for you?

We all want the best in life. The decisions we make are intended to result in the good things we desire. But all too often, with the passing of time, we discover a future that reveals the hidden fallacies of our choices.

Many times we live as though we believe that anything good we experience will be the result of our own efforts. But God wants us to rely on Him and to realize that He is the source of all good blessings that come into our life.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17, NIV)

God wants the best for you and He wants you to trust Him for it. He has it all figured out. He has a glorious future planned for you. But it requires that you turn over control of your life to Him. He wants you to trust Him with everything. He wants you to have complete faith in Him.

“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.” (Hebrews 11:1, NLT).

Do you have faith in God? Do you trust Him? Trust is developed by cultivating your relationship with God. It requires knowledge and understanding of God’s capabilities and reliability.

The kind of faith God wants you to have in Him doesn’t happen overnight. It is developed over time as you discover His magnificent attributes and watch Him orchestrate the events of your life. Your trust in God will grow as you walk with Him every day and discover the depth of His incredible love for you. Then, as you get to know Him better your beliefs will be grounded in biblical reality.

Do you believe God knows what’s best for you?

God created you. He fashioned every fiber of your being. He understands you better than you could ever hope to understand yourself. He knows every detail of your past and has a clear view of your future.

God can see the consequences of decisions made today, even years into the future. We, on the other hand, are anchored in the present moment. As a result, our choices are based on limited insight and are influenced by what we believe will bring immediate happiness. We assume that what makes us happy today will certainly be good for us tomorrow. Unfortunately that is not always the case.

“The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’” (Psalm 32:8, NLT).

God sees the big picture of your life. He understands what is best for you much more clearly than you ever will or can. Trust Him to guide you with your decisions for what’s best for you.

Best is revealed through patience and perseverance, but it is always worth the wait.

Do you believe God is totally committed to your well-being?

God is love. He is faithful and kind. His grace is evident in all that He has done for us.

God, in the person of Jesus Christ, was willing to endure unimaginable torment as He died on a cross for our sins because of His love for us. If He was willing to do that for us at a time when we were His enemies, how can we possibly question His commitment to us now that we are His children?

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11, NIV.

God is unconditionally committed to guiding your steps down a path custom designed for your eternal fulfillment. That may be difficult to accept if that path currently has you walking through a deep valley. But trust Him. Eventually you will find yourself on a mountaintop looking back and realizing that current blessings would never have been possible apart from the journey through the valley below.

Remember, God’s best gifts aren’t always wrapped in the prettiest packages. God is more committed to our spiritual growth, development and maturity than He is to our immediate happiness.

Do you believe God is absolutely trustworthy to keep His word?

God is truth. What He says, is reality, regardless the circumstances or our feelings. It is the evil one who raises doubts and distorts God’s words. It is only as we focus on God’s impeccable character that we gain the hope and confidence we need to believe the promises He has given us.

“Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.” (Hebrews 10:23, NLT).

What God promises will definitely happen. However He is not bound by our timetable. God will do what He says when the time is right. Until that time, He expects us to wait with hopeful anticipation of the blessing to come.

Do you believe God is able to change your situation in an instant?

All too often, we are guilty of extrapolating our future based on what we see in our present situation. And yet we have all experienced fateful moments when, through some unexpected event, our life was altered forever.

God is the Engineer of our circumstances. He guides us through the routines of life until the time is right to interject the unexpected.

Right now He is at work in the lives of other people on your behalf. He is orchestrating their circumstances, influencing their attitudes and guiding their actions. Then, at precisely the right moment, your lives will intersect and He will reveal His handiwork. And when He does, you will be gasping with amazement as you see what He has once again done on your behalf.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” (Ephesians 3:20, NKJV).

Trust God more and rely on self-effort less. He is able. He is willing. He is trustworthy.

Spend time with Him every day so your trust in Him will grow. Then, by faith, you will experience the best that He has in store for you.

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