• Retah McPherson

Trusting God

23 May 2018

Trusting God

It remains difficult to not be moved by what we see – but faith, is to see beyond what we see and to see what God sees.

I sit with the Word of God in my hands, knowing that every time we face a giant – God already knows the way out. But, God is training our faith in Him.

David stared across the Elah Valley into Goliath’s eyes. I am very sure that moment was engraved into his memory forever. His eyes told him a story of size and impossibility, but on his heart, was written a history of a faithful God who always came through for him. God always gave him the strength and ability to overcome everything he faced. He did as he faced the lion and the bear, but this time it was a ‘giant’. This was one of the greatest challenges of his life – to come up against a trained and well-armed warrior named Goliath. He could not help but to be moved by his size alone.

I have learned that life just has a way of making us face tests, trials, difficulties and tribulations. It doesn’t matter who you are – you will have to learn how to overcome your giants.

David had a secret weapon in his hand – and that secret was his love relationship with God. He loved God, he trusted and obeyed God. He learned to look beyond what he saw – and to see what God saw. Had he merely focused on the giant facing him, he would have fainted, or run away, as all the rest did.

But, through faith in God YHVH, he saw what no other saw.

At times we all experience extreme pressure. I have learned that without abiding in faith and knowing God – we easily yield to fear. Especially when the trials or difficult circumstances are intense or prolonged.

God developed David’s trust, until it became unshakable. In the same way God is training me and you – because He loves us.

I am not sure what or who the Goliath is that you face, but we need to bury this one truth very deep within our hearts: God loves us and when we place our trust in Him, He will help us to overcome! Yes, read that again!

Life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned. But, this I know – ultimately God will be glorified!

Every challenge that we face, presents an opportunity for God to display His faithfulness and His love for us. Instead of yielding to fear, let’s make a commitment to trust God no matter what we see, even when we don’t know what tomorrow will bring.

Train your faith:

- Remind yourself of all the past victories.

- Speak life and reject discouraging words.

- Recognize the true nature of the battle.

‘The battle is the Lords, and He will give it into our hands’

- Respond to the challenges with a positive confession.

‘The Lord will deliver me from the hand of the Philistine’

- Rely on Gods power – God will provide the victory, and He will receive the glory.

- See the victory – even before David stepped onto the battlefield, he knew he would be victorious. He relied on God’s strength and Wisdom.

With hope and confidence, we stand, because it is not our wisdom, strength and power that brings victory. And as we place our trust in Him, we become one with THE ONE that no one ever can oppose.

In my hand I hold tight to this truth – even today as I sat at the doctors’ rooms with Tinus and Aldo as they are doing tests on them. With a quiet heart I look at my hand – and I see what no one else can see right now. “I see victory – because Jesus Christ is alive”.

Thank you so much for all your prayers and love.

God bless you and keep you.

Love you Retah and family.

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